Stormzy, Dave, Sampha & Little Simz Grab Nominations At AIM Awards 2017

The nominations for this year’s AIM Award are here, with Stormzy, Dave, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Jane Weaver leading the field this with three nominations each. Sampha and Little Simz follow with two nominations each. The nominees were announced this morning at a launch event at House of Vans in London, which included a performance from rap collective 67.

Big winners last year included Stormzy for the ‘Innovator Award, whilst this year he is up for Most Played New Independent Act, Track Of The year ‘Big For Your Boots’ and Album Of The Year for his number 1 LP Gang Signs & Prayer, which is among the names up against Giggs Landlord and Childish Gambino’s Awaken, My Love!




Dave also scored nominations in New Independent Act, Track Of The Year for ‘Wanna Know’ and Breakthrough Of The Year.

The seventh edition of the awards ceremony for the indie sector will take place on September 5 at the Brewery in Clerkenwell.

The full list of nominees is below…

BEST SMALL LABEL (in association with Proper Music Distribution)
Cannibal Hymns
LAB Records
Local Action
Planet Mu
Shogun Audio

SPECIAL CATALOGUE RELEASE OF THE YEAR (in association with MCPS)
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 (1984 – 2014)
Steve Hillage – Searching For The Spark

BEST DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM (in association with Radio X)
Bear’s Den – Red Earth & Pouring Rain
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Modern Ruin
Jlin – Black Origami
Little Simz – Stillness in Wonderland
Songhoy Blues – Résistance

HARDEST WORKING BAND OR ARTIST
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Little Simz
Michael Chapman
ShaoDow
Worriedaboutsatan

GOLDEN WELLY AWARD FOR BEST INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL (in association with AIF, voted for via DIY)
Blissfields
Brainchild Festival
Handmade Festival
Hospitality In The Park
Lost Evenings

INDEPENDENT BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR (in association with YouTube)
67
Angel Olsen
Dave
Jane Weaver
Sampha

INDIE CHAMPION AWARD
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

INDEPENDENT VIDEO OF THE YEAR (in association with Vevo)
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

BEST LIVE ACT (voted for by visitors to Songkick)
Counterfeit
Jack Savoretti
LP
Passenger
Rick Astley

INDEPENDENT TRACK OF THE YEAR (in association with Spotify)
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

INDEPENDENT LABEL OF THE YEAR (in association with Believe)
Because Music
Heavenly Recordings
Hospital Records
Matador Records
Nuclear Blast
 
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC
The Dillinger Escape Plan

PIONEER AWARD (in association with The Orchard)
Steve Beckett – Warp Records

PPL AWARD FOR MOST PLAYED NEW INDEPENDENT ACT
Dave
Gavin James
Låpsley
Stormzy
Viola Beach

INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR (in association with INgrooves)
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

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