AIM MUSIC AWARDS 2017

BEST SMALL LABEL

The nominees are... Cannibal Hymns LAB Records Local Action Planet Mu Shogun Audio
In association with: Proper Music Distribution
  • 1 Cannibal Hymns

  • 2 LAB Records

  • 3 Local Action

  • 4 Planet Mu

  • 5 Shogun Audio

BEST DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM

The nominees are... Bear’s Den – Red Earth & Pouring Rain Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Modern Ruin Jlin – Black Origami Little Simz – Stillness in Wonderland Songhoy Blues – Résistance
In association with: Radio X
  • 1 Bear’s Den – Red Earth & Pouring Rain

  • 2 Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Modern Ruin

  • 3 Jlin – Black Origami

  • 4 Little Simz – Stillness in Wonderland

  • 5 Songhoy Blues – Résistance

SPECIAL CATALOGUE RELEASE OF THE YEAR

The nominees are... Alice Coltrane – The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda Buzzcocks – Time’s Up Erasure – From Moscow To Mars: An Erasure Anthology Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Steve Hillage – Searching For The Spark
In association with: MCPS
  • 1 Alice Coltrane – The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda

  • 2 Buzzcocks – Time’s Up

  • 3 Erasure – From Moscow To Mars: An Erasure Anthology

  • 4 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

  • 5 Steve Hillage – Searching For The Spark

HARDEST WORKING BAND OR ARTIST

The nominees are... King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Little Simz Michael Chapman ShaoDow Worriedaboutsatan
  • 1 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

  • 2 Little Simz

  • 3 Michael Chapman

  • 4 ShaoDow

  • 5 Worriedaboutsatan

GOLDEN WELLY AWARD FOR BEST INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL

The nominees are... Blissfields Brainchild Festival Handmade Festival Hospitality In The Park Lost Evenings
In association with: AIF & DIY
  • 1 Blissfields

  • 2 Brainchild Festival

  • 3 Handmade Festival

  • 4 Hospitality In The Park

  • 5 Lost Evenings

INDEPENDENT BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR

The nominees are... 67 Angel Olsen Dave Jane Weaver Sampha
In association with: YouTube
  • 1 67

  • 2 Angel Olsen

  • 3 Dave

  • 4 Jane Weaver

  • 5 Sampha

INDIE CHAMPION AWARD

The nominees are... Andy Carr – The Kids Are Solid Gold Jess Partridge – Vice / London in Stereo John Kennedy – Radio X Katie Riding & Joe Daniel – Indie Label Market Stephen Ackroyd – Dork / Upset
  • 1 Andy Carr – The Kids Are Solid Gold

  • 2 Jess Partridge – Vice / London in Stereo

  • 3 John Kennedy – Radio X

  • 4 Katie Riding & Joe Daniel – Indie Label Market

  • 5 Stephen Ackroyd – Dork / Upset

INDEPENDENT VIDEO OF THE YEAR

The nominees are... Bonobo – No Reason DJ Shadow – Nobody Speak (feat. Run The Jewels) FEMME – Fire With Fire Jacob Plant – Bike Engine The Blaze – Territory The Japanese House – Saw You in a Dream
In association with: Vevo
  • 1 Bonobo – No Reason

  • 2 DJ Shadow – Nobody Speak (feat. Run The Jewels)

  • 3 FEMME – Fire With Fire

  • 4 Jacob Plant – Bike Engine

  • 5 The Blaze – Territory

  • 6 The Japanese House – Saw You in a Dream

BEST LIVE ACT

The nominees are... Counterfeit Jack Savoretti LP Passenger Rick Astley
In association with: Songkick
  • 1 Counterfeit

  • 2 Jack Savoretti

  • 3 LP

  • 4 Passenger

  • 5 Rick Astley

INDEPENDENT TRACK OF THE YEAR

The nominees are... Dave – Wanna Know Goldfrapp – Anymore Jane Weaver – Slow Motion Joe Goddard – Music Is The Answer Methyl Ethel – Ubu Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Jesus Alone Sacred Paws – Everyday Sampha – (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano Stormzy – Big For Your Boots The xx – On Hold
In association with: Spotify
  • 1 Dave – Wanna Know

  • 2 Goldfrapp – Anymore

  • 3 Jane Weaver – Slow Motion

  • 4 Joe Goddard – Music Is The Answer

  • 5 Methyl Ethel – Ubu

  • 6 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Jesus Alone

  • 7 Sacred Paws – Everyday

  • 8 Sampha – (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano

  • 9 Stormzy – Big For Your Boots

  • 10 The xx – On Hold

PPL AWARD FOR MOST PLAYED NEW INDEPENDENT ACT

The nominees are... Dave Gavin James Låpsley Stormzy Viola Beach
In association with: PPL
  • 1 Dave

  • 2 Gavin James

  • 3 Låpsley

  • 4 Stormzy

  • 5 Viola Beach

INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR

The nominees are... alt-J – RELAXER Bing & Ruth – No Home of the Mind Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love! Giggs – Landlord Jane Weaver – Modern Kosmology Jlin – Black Origami Justice – Woman Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree Sacred Paws – Strike A Match Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
In association with: INgrooves
  • 1 alt-J – RELAXER

  • 2 Bing & Ruth – No Home of the Mind

  • 3 Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!

  • 4 Giggs – Landlord

  • 5 Jane Weaver – Modern Kosmology

  • 6 Jlin – Black Origami

  • 7 Justice – Woman

  • 8 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree

  • 9 Sacred Paws – Strike A Match

  • 10 Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer

INDEPENDENT LABEL OF THE YEAR

The nominees are... Because Music Heavenly Recordings Hospital Records Matador Records Nuclear Blast
In association with: Believe
  • 1 Because Music

  • 2 Heavenly Recordings

  • 3 Hospital Records

  • 4 Matador Records

  • 5 Nuclear Blast

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC

The winner is...
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan

PIONEER AWARD

The winner is...
In association with: The Orchard
  • Steve Beckett (Warp Records)

INNOVATOR AWARD

The winner is...
In association with: FUGA
  • Boy Better Know