Daughter Triumph At AIM Awards
7 September 2016, 08:12 | Updated: 7 September 2016, 11:15
Radio X’s John Kennedy hosted last night’s ceremony in London, and the London band were one of the winners.
Another great year for independent music was celebrated last night (6 September) with the unveiling of the winners at the sixth annual AIM Independent Music Awards.
Co-hosted by Radio X’s John Kennedy, the AIM Awards paid tribute to XL Recordings’ Richard Russell, who won this year’s Pioneer Award, presented by his long term friend and collaborator Damon Albarn.
Meanwhile Radio X sponsored the “Difficult Second Album” Award, which was taken home by Daughter, for their LP Not To Disappear.
Adele added to her trophy shelf with Independent Track of The Year for her huge hit Hello and Christine and The Queens won Independent Breakthrough of The Year for her incredible success in 2016.
Japaense rock-pop trio BABYMETAL collected the fan-voted Best Live Act award for their incredible live shows, which will see them support Red Hot Chili Peppers on their UK tour later this year.
The full list of winners is as follows:
BEST SMALL LABEL (in association with Proper Music Distribution)
BEST DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM (in association with Radio X)
Daughter – Not To Disappear
SPECIAL CATALOGUE RELEASE OF THE YEAR (In association with MODO)
Slade – When Slade Rocked The World
HARDEST WORKING BAND OR ARTIST
GOLDEN WELLY AWARD FOR BEST INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL In association with AIF, voted for via DIYmag.com)
INDEPENDENT BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR (in association with YouTube)
Christine And The Queens
INDIE CHAMPION AWARD (in association with CI)
Jon Tolley – Banquet Records
INDEPENDENT VIDEO OF THE YEAR (in association with Vevo)
Oscar – Sometimes
BEST LIVE ACT (voted for by visitors to Songkick)
INDEPENDENT TRACK OF THE YEAR (in association with MCPS)
Adele – Hello
PPL AWARD FOR MOST PLAYED NEW INDEPENDENT ACT
INNOVATOR AWARD (in association with FUGA)
INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR (In association with The Orchard)
Little Simz – A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons
INDEPENDENT LABEL OF THE YEAR (In association with Believe Digital)
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC (in association with Amazon Music
Richard Russell, XL Recordings