If you’ve only just stumbled onto the depths of the Adelaide music scene or want a refresher, you've come to the right place.

With the SAM Awards nominees dropping last week and the public voted categories open now via theMusic.com.au, here’s everything you need to know about this year’s talent.

Blues/Roots – Read More

“A sound that is both intricate and powerful.”

“Uplifting and infectious.”

“One of the hardest working bands in the country.”

Country – Read More

“Seven tracks soaked in apocalyptic sunshine.”

“Soulful vocals, compelling storytelling and rich arrangements.”

“This is just the start of her journey.”

Electronic – Read More

“A fresh sound that embodies deep harmonic vocals and electro-pop vibes

“A bedroom producer in the purest sense.”

"The next big thing.”

Experimental – Read More

“A style that is iconoclastic, raw and imaginative.”

 “A wall of synthesisers, vocoders and esoteric tech miscellanea.”

“Known for their conceptual arrangements, interesting time signatures, unpredictable transitions.”

Folk – Read More

“A style reminiscent of songwriters and bands of the '70s.”

“Grand and moody soundscapes.”

“Drawing comparisons to The Middle East, Bon Iver, and Bombay Bicycle Club.”

Heavy – Read More

“Brutal breakdowns and a high-intensity live show.”

“A band not to be overlooked.”

“Energetic and infectious.”

Hip Hop – Read More

“One of Adelaide's most promising new acts.”

“Sonic activism.”

“Limitless depth.”

Jazz/Art Music – Read More

“A prolific composer and virtuoso electric bass player.”

“A compelling blend of electronica and industrial rock.”

“A strong advocate for contemporary music.”

Pop – Read More

“A modern sound mixed with an era you just can’t place.”

“Incredibly powerful music.”

“A ramshackle pop music treasure.”

Punk – Read More

“Songs and values to connect and engage with.”

“They sing about the stuff that matters - pro equality, anti-racism, pro-mates and pubs.”

“One of the best lyricists and vocalists in the country.”

Rock – Read More

“High energy, emotive and honest.”

“Tongue-in-cheek lyrics and fantastic, booze-fuelled live performances.”

“A unique flavour of hard-hitting rock.”

World – Read More

“Music to inspire creativity and love.”

“A veteran in the entertainment business.”

“This rollercoaster is only just beginning.”