AIM Independent Music Awards 2018

AIM Independent Music Awards 2018 Nominees Announced

The nominees for this year’s AIM Independent Music Awards have been announced and include a couple of Proper distributed acts. Novo Amor have been nominated in the Independent Video of the Year category for Birthplace, the title track from their forthcoming release (watch the video below), and Tom Misch is nominated in the Hardest Working Group or Artist category.

The winners are due to be revealed at the AIM Awards ceremony on September 4th at The Brewery in London. You can find all of this years nominees below.

INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR

in association with Ingrooves
Charlotte Gainsbourg – Rest
Jorja Smith – Lost & Found
Kamaal Williams – The Return
Kamasi Washington – Heaven and Earth
Let’s Eat Grandma – I’m All Ears
Nadine Shah – Holiday Destination
Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger In The Alps
Shame – Songs Of Praise
SOPHIE – OIL OF EVERY PEARL’s UN-INSIDES
Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar

INDEPENDENT TRACK OF THE YEAR

in association with Spotify
Bicep – Glue
Christine and the Queens – Girlfriend
Dave – Question Time
Peggy Gou – It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)
Charlotte Gainsbourg – Deadly Valentine
Ghostpoet – Immigrant Boogie
Let’s Eat Grandma – Falling Into Me
Phoebe Bridgers – Motion Sickness
Shame – One Rizla
Wolf Alice – Don’t Delete The Kisses

BEST SOPHOMORE RELEASE

in association with Radio X
Fever Ray – Plunge
Gwenno – Le Kov
King Krule – The OOZ
Let’s Eat Grandma – I’m All Ears
Nines – Crop Circle

BEST CREATIVE PACKAGING

in association with MCPS
Black Sabbath – The Ten Year War
Fela Kuti – Box Set #4 Curated By Erykah Badu
Hüskur Dü – Savage Young Dü
Oneohtrix Point Never – Age Of
Wishbone Ash – The Vintage Years 1970-1991

UK BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR

in association with Youtube
AJ Tracey
Goat Girl
IDLES
Jorja Smith
SOPHIE

INDEPENDENT VIDEO OF THE YEAR

in association with Vevo
Novo Amor – Birthplace
IDLES – Colossus
Leon Vynehall – Movements (Chapter III)
Moses Sumney – Doomed
Superorganism – Everybody Want to Be Famous

INDEPENDENT LABEL OF THE YEAR

in association with Believe
Brownswood Recordings
Ninja Tune
Transgressive
Dirty Hit
Dead Oceans

BEST SMALL LABEL

in association with Awesome Merchandise
Black Acre Records
Rocket Recordings
Rock Action Records
On the Corner Records
Houndstooth

HARDEST WORKING GROUP OR ARTIST

Tom Misch
DAWN (Dawn Richard)
IDLES
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Mogwai

PPL AWARD FOR MOST PLAYED NEW INDEPENDENT ACT

in association with PPL
Camelphat & Elderbook
Dave
Hardy Caprio
Jorja Smith
Yxng Bane

INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR

in association with Deezer
Cigarettes After Sex
Confidence Man
Moses Sumney
Phoebe Bridgers
Zeal & Ardor

BEST LIVE ACT

voted for by music fans via Songkick
Cassia
DMA’s
Erasure
IDLES
Steps

INDIE CHAMPION AWARD

in association with [PIAS]
Femi Adeyemi – Founder of NTS Radio

The winners of the Innovator Award (in association with Fuga), Outstanding Contribution to Music (in association with Merlin), and the Pioneer Award will be announced in the lead up to this year’s awards ceremony.