AIM Independent Music Awards

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The nominations have been announced for the fourth annual Association of Independent Music Awards, featuring the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Gruff Rhys and Small Faces.

The Awards will take place at The Brewery venue in London on September 2nd. The nominees were announced at Red Bull Studios in London last night. XFM’s John Kennedy and Radio 1’s Alice Levine will host the event.

Previous winners include, Frank Turner: Hardest Working Band or Artist, 13th Floor Elevators Music from the Spheres: Catalogue Release of the Year and Vampire Weekend – Diane YoungIndependent Track of the Year.

Arctic Monkeys have been listed in two categories, the Independent Album of The Year and Independent Track of The Year, for the band’s song ‘Do I Wanna Know?’. While the classic 1960s rock band Small Faces, have been entered into the Special Catalogue Release Of The Year, for their Here Comes The Nice – Immediate Years Box Set 1967 – 1969.

Alison Wenham, Chairman of AIM said: “After the success of so many independent artists in 2013, we are looking forward to another year when the independents triumph. The AIM Awards is the only music show to give British artists a stage uncluttered by American acts, and to shine a spotlight on the truly brilliant British independent record industry.”

The awards aren’t just for musical acts, they cover multiple areas of the music industry, from record labels, festivals and music publications. The judging panel is a mix of music journalists and radio DJs.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

Best Small Label:

Marshall Teller Records
National Anthem
Sonic Cathedral

Best Live Act:

Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip
Five Finger Death Punch
London Grammar
Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Best ‘Difficult’ Second Album:

Anna Calvi – One Breath
Ben Watt – Hendra
Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe
The Pretty Reckless – Going to Hell
Withered Hand – New Gods

Golden Welly Award For Best Independent Festival:

Barn on the Farm
In The Woods

Hardest Working Band Or Artist:

Gabby Young & Other Animals

Independent Breakthrough Of The Year:

Courtney Barnett
Future Islands
London Grammar
Young Fathers

Independent Track Of The Year:

Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?
FKA Twigs – Water Me
Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You)
London Grammar – Strong
Sampha – Too Much
Twin Atlantic – Heart and Soul

Independent Video Of The Year:

Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip – You Will See Me
FKA Twigs – Water Me
James – Moving On
Liars – Mess On A Mission
Royal Canoe – Birthday

Indie Champion Of The Year:

Alex Baker, Kerrang! Radio
Camilla Pia, BBC 6Music
Charles Caldas, Merlin
John Doran, The Quietus
Tim Palmer & Clemence Godard, Bird on the Wire

Special Catalogue Release Of The Year:

Cabaret Voltaire – Collected Works 1983 – 1985
Nightmares on Wax – N.O.W.Is The Time
Small Faces – Here Comes The Nice – Immediate Years Box Set 1967 – 1969
The Twilight Sad: Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters (Expanded Edition)
Various – Purple Snow – Forecasting The Minneapolis Sound

Independent Album Of The Year:

Actress – Ghettoville
Arctic Monkeys – AM
East India Youth – Total Strife Forever
Fred V & Grafix – Recognise
Gruff Rhys – American Interior
Kate Tempest – Everybody Down
London Grammar – If You Wait
Mogwai – Rave Tapes
Tune-Yards – Nikki Nack
Within Temptation – Hydra

Independent Label Of The Year:

Because Music
Fearless Records
Hospital Records
Ninja Tune
Secretly Group