Shortlist Announced for Prestigious AIM Awards


Written by Sophie Small

16 August 2018

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The Independent Music Awards is run by trade organisation Association of Independent Music (AIM) who if you’re into the independent music scene you should definitely look into their membership.

We even have a discount on their membership for those of you who are Influencer or Game Changer so get in touch to get your hands on it!

Anyway, the Independent Music Awards are renowned for unearthing some of the biggest talent in today’s industry and it really is a prestigious award to win when forging your career. Now in its eighth year, they’re proud to have honoured a wide array of extraordinary independent artists, labels and industry figures including: Björk, Stormzy, Adele, The Prodigy, London Grammar, Wolf Alice, Christine and The Queens, First Aid Kit, Alt-J, SBTRKT, Daughter, 4AD, Hyperdub, Transgressive, Geoff Travis (Rough Trade), Martin Mills (Beggars Group), Steve Beckett (Warp) & many more!

We went to AIM’s shortlist announcement party at House of Vans last night to celebrate with friends and make new acquaintances.

INDEPENDENT TRACK OF THE YEAR

Bicep – Glue – Ninja Tune

Christine & the Queens – Girlfriend

Charlotte Gainsbourg – Deadly Valentine – Because Music

Dave – Question Time

Ghostpoet – Immigrant Boogie

Lets Eat Grandma – Falling Into Me

Peggy Gou – It Makes You Forget

Phoebe Bridgers – Motion sickness

Shame – One Rizla

Wolf Alice – Don’t Delete the Kisses

INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Charlotte Gainsbourg – Rest – Because Music

Jorja Smith – Lost & Found – FAMM

Kamaal Williams – The Return – WARP

Kamasi Washington – Heaven & Earth – XL

Lets Eat Grandma – Falling Into Me

Nadine Shah – Holiday Destination – 1965

Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger in the Alps – Dead Oceans

Shame – Songs of Praise – Dead Oceans

Sophie – Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides – Transgressive

Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar – Ninja Tune

BEST LIVE ACT

Cassia – Distiller Records

DMA’s – Infectious Music

Erasure – Mute

Steps – Absolute Label Services

Idles – Partisan Records

INDEPENDENT VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Idles – Colossus – Directed by Will Hooper

Leon Vynehall – Movements, Chapter III – Directed by Young Replicant

Moses Sumney – Doomed – Directed by Allie Avital

Novo Amor – Birthplace – Directed by Sil Van Der Woerd & Jorik Dozy

Superorganism – Everybody Wants To Be Famous – Directed by Robert Strangers

UK BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR

AJ Tracey

Goat Girl

Idles

Jorja Smith

Sophie

INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR

Cigarettes After Sex

Confidence Man

Moses Sumney

Phoebe Bridgers

Zeal & Ardor

BEST SMALL LABEL

Black Acre Records

Houndstooth

On the Corner Records

Rock Action Records Ltd

Rocket Recordings

INDEPENDENT LABEL OF THE YEAR

Brownswood Recordings

Dead Oceans

Dirty Hit

Ninja Tune

Transgressive

BEST SOPHOMORE RELEASE

Fever Ray

Gwenno

King Krule

Let’s Eat Grandma

Nines

BEST CREATIVE PACKAGING

Black Sabbath

Fela Kuti

Huskur Du

Oneotherix Point Never

Wishbone

HARDEST WORKING BAND OR ARTIST

Dawn

Idles

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Mogwai

Tom Misch

PPL AWARD FOR MOST PLAYED NEW INDEPENDENT ACT

Dave

Camelphat & Elderbrook

Yxng Bane

Hardy Caprio

Jorja Smith

The 8th annual AIM Awards are taking place on Tuesday 4th September 2018, at The Brewery in Clerkenwell. Head to www.musicindie.com to find out more information on how to attend.

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