Arctic Monkeys, London Grammar and Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip up for AIM Awards

13 August 2014, 09:35

Arctic Monkeys

The nominations for the 2014 AIM Awards was announced last night in London (12 August).

At an event at Red Bull Studios London, the Association of Independent Music revealed the nominees for the 4th annual AIM Independent Music Awards.

The nominations were revealed by Radio X's Danielle Perry and Radio 1’s DJ Target and celebrates the diversity and creative talent of independent music in 2014.

London Grammar had four nominations including "Best Live Act" and "Independent Breakthrough of The Year", while Arctic Monkeys, Bonobo, Dan Le Sac VS Scroobius Pip, FKA Twigs, Future Islands and tUnE-yArDs all receive two nods each. 

Radio X is sponsoring the "Best Difficult Second Album" category, which featured Anna Calvi, Ben Watt, Blood Orange, The Pretty Reckless and Withered Hand all in the running.

The winners will be revealed at the ceremony hosted by Radio X legend John Kennedy and Alice Levine at The Brewery in London on 2 September. 

A limited number of afterparty tickets are now available from www.musicindie.com/awards.


The full list of nominees is:

BEST SMALL LABEL - Sponsored by Disc Manufacturing Services

Hyperdub
Kissability
Marshall Teller Records
National Anthem
Sonic Cathedral

 

BEST LIVE ACT - in association with Songkick

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

BEST "DIFFICULT" SECOND ALBUM - in association with Radio X

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  - in association with AIF and DIY

ArcTanGent
Barn on the Farm
Greenbelt
In The Woods
LeeFest



HARDEST WORKING BAND OR ARTIST - in association with Jack Daniel's

Bonobo
Femme
Gabby Young & Other Animals
Ghetts
PINS



INDEPENDENT BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR - sponsored by 7digital

Courtney Barnett
Future Islands
London Grammar
Sohn
Young Fathers



INDEPENDENT TRACK OF THE YEAR - sponsored by Spotify

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 - sponsored by Vevo

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 AWARD - sponsored by CI

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 - in association with Amazon Music

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 - sponsored by MixRadio

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 - sponsored by Believe Digital

Because Music
Domino
Fearless Records
Hospital Records
Ninja Tune
Secretly Group


INNOVATOR AWARD

Steve Goodman, Hyperdub Records.


PIONEER AWARD - sponsored by The Orchard

Martin Mills, Beggars Group


OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC - sponsored by eMusic: Recipient 

To be announced


The PPL Award for Most Played New Independent Act

To be revealed on the night.

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