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AIM Independent Music Awards Reveals Nominees

PrintAIM (The Association of Independent Music) has announced its nominees for this years Independent Music Awards, and list includes some of indie’s brightest stars.  The event, which will be handing out 16 different “gongs” this year, will take place September 3 at The Brewery in East London.  Find a full list of the nominees after the jump. Visit the organization’s ceremony page here for full information on the event and booking a ticket. Be sure to purchase a CD and buy concert tickets from individual band websites and support independent music!

 

 

Best Live Act (in association with The Fly)
Bellowhead (Navigator)
Bonobo (Ninja Tune)
Enter Shikari (Ambush Reality/[PIAS] Recordings)
Johnny Marr (New Voodoo)
The National (4AD)

Independent Breakthrough of the Year (sponsored by 7digital)
The 1975 (Dirty Hit)
Daughter (4AD)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Macklemore LLC)
Palma Violets (Rough Trade)
Passenger (Nettwerk)
Public Service Broadcasting (Test Card Recordings)

Hardest Working Band or Artist
Alt-J (Infectious)
The Computers (One Little Indian)
Enter Shikari (Ambush Reality/[PIAS] Recordings)
Frankie & the Heartstrings (Wichita)
Sam Lee (Nest Collective)

Best ‘Difficult’ Second Album (in association with Xfm)
Ghostpoet – Some Say I So I Say Light ([PIAS] Recordings)
John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts (Bella Union)
Major Lazer – Free The Universe (Because Music)
Villagers – {Awayland} (Domino)
The xx – Coexist (XL Recordings)

Best Small Label (sponsored by Disc Manufacturing Services)
Alcopop! Records
Gringo Records
Hyperdub
Rocket Girl
Too Pure Singles Club

Special Catalogue Release of the Year (in association with Amazon)
Bonobo – The North Borders (Ninja Tune)
Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights 10
The Horrors – Higher (XL Recordings)
Various Artists – Kenya Special (Soundway Records)
Various Artists – Scared to Get Happy: A Story of Indie Pop 1980-89 (Cherry Red)

Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival (sponsored by UK Music, in association with AIF and This is Fake DIY)
Hebridean Celtic Festival
In The Woods
LeeFest
Truck Festival
Y Not Festival

Independent Video of the Year (Sponsored by Vevo)
Childhood – Solemn Skies (Marathon Artists)
David Byrne & St Vincent – Who (4AD)
Django Django – WOR (Because Music)
Grimes – Genesis (4AD)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop (Macklemore LLC)
The Ramona Flowers – Lust & Lies (Distiller Records)

Indie Champion Award (sponsored by Consolidated Independent)
Gilles Peterson – BBC 6Music
Joe Sparrow – A New Band A Day
John Kennedy – XFM
Lauren Laverne – BBC 6Music
Lawrence Montgomery – Rise Music

Independent Track of the Year (Sponsored by Spotify)
Daughter – Youth (4AD)
Jagwar Ma – The Throw (Marathon Artists)
Palma Violets – Best of Friends (Rough Trade)
Passenger – Let Her Go (Nettwerk)
TNGHT – Higher Ground (Warp Records)
Vampire Weekend – Diane Young (XL Recordings)

PPL Award for Most Played New Independent Act
The 2 Bears (Southern Fried)
Alabama Shakes (Rough Trade)
Alt-J (Infectious)
Django Django (Because Music)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Macklemore LLC)

Independent Album of the Year (in association with Record Store Day)
Daughter – If You Leave (4AD)
David Byrne & St Vincent – Love This Giant (4AD)
Ghostpoet – Some Say I So I Say Light ([PIAS] Recordings)
Jagwar Ma – Howlin (Marathon Artists)
John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts (Bella Union)
Jon Hopkins – Immunity (Domino)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away (Bad Seed)
Public Service Broadcasting – Inform – Educate – Entertain (Test Card Recordings)
Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City (XL Recordings)
The xx – Coexist (XL Recordings)

Independent Label of the Year (sponsored by Coutts)
Bella Union
Cooking Vinyl
Matador
[PIAS] Recordings
Warp Records

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