AIM Awards 2015 Nominations Announced

12 August 2015, 13:05

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Alt-J, Oasis The Charlatans and Wolf Alice are amongst the acts in the running for an AIM Independent Music Award this year, the fifth year of the prestigious ceremony.

Other nominees include the Truck Festival, To Kill A King and Twin Atlantic - with Radio X's own John Kennedy set to present one of the prizes at the ceremony. That takes place at The Brewery in London on 8th September.

Here are the nominations for the key categories:

INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Bjork – Vulnicura
Enter Shikari – The Mindsweep
Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
Ghostpoet – Shedding Skin
Jme – Integrity>
The Bug – Angels & Devils
The Charlatans – Modern Nature
The Xcerts – There Is Only You
Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too

INDEPENDENT LABEL OF THE YEAR

Epitaph Records
Erased Tapes Records
Heavenly Recordings
Planet Mu Records
Transgressive Records

INDEPENDENT TRACK OF THE YEAR

Alt-J – Every Other Freckle
Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian at Best
FKA twigs – Two Weeks
Jamie XX – Loud Places
LA Priest – Oino
Major Lazer – Lean On
Mogwai – Teenage Exorcists
Neck Deep – Can’t Kick Up The Roots
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
Wiley – On A Level

BEST DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM

(In association with Radio X)

Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
Holly Herndon – Platform
Nadine Shah – Fast Food
The 2 Bears – The Night is Young
Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too

BEST SMALL LABEL

Basick Records
Erased Tapes Records
High Focus Records
Planet Mu Records
Rocket Girl

SPECIAL CATALOGUE RELEASE OF THE YEAR

Cities of Darkscorch Boardgame
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Inside the Pleasuredome
Bjork – Coloured Vinyl Catalogue Reissue
The Pretty Things – Bouquets From a Cloudy Sky
Imogen Heap – Sparks (Deluxe Boxset)
Oasis - (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? Reissue

HARDEST WORKING BAND OR ARTIST

Courtney Barnett
Jme
Little Comets
Swans
Young Fathers

GOLDEN WELLY AWARD FOR BEST INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL

ArcTanGent
Barn On The Farm
Brainchild Festival
Pete The Monkey
Truck Festival

INDEPENDENT BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR

Courtney Barnett
FKA twigs
Run The Jewels
Songhoy Blues
Wolf Alice

BEST LIVE ACT

All Time Low
Alt-J
Erasure
Thunder
To Kill a King
Twin AtlantiC