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FKA Twigs, Wolf Alice, and Enter Shikari among big winners at AIM Independent Music Awards 2015

09 September 2015, 11:38 | Written by Laurence Day

The AIM Independent Music Awards 2015 winners have been revealed, with FKA Twigs, Wolf Alice, Swans, and Enter Shikari among the big winners.

Twigs triuphed her the Independent Track of the Year category, while Wolf Alice were named Independent Breakthrough of the Year, and Swans the Hardest Working Band. Independent Album of the Year was Enter Shikari's The Mindsweeper.

Erased Tapes and Transgressive also scooped best label awards, with Young Fathers taking home the Best Difficult Second Album gong.

Our Label Of The Year 2014, Transgressive Records, won the AIM Independent Label Of The Year award, beating the likes of Epitaph, Erased Tapes (who won Best Small Label), Heavenly, and Planet Mu.

This year's winners were unveiled at a sold-out ceremony hosted by XFM’s John Kennedy and Radio 1’s Alice Levine at The Brewery in Clerkenwell on 8 September. The official charity is Help Musicians UK, which supports musicians of all ages at every stage of their career, "from emerging professionals needing help, to established musicians who’ve hit a crisis, long-term illness or are reaching retirement."

Check out the full list of winners for each category below.

Best Small Label (in association with Disc Manufacturing Services)

Erased Tapes Records

Best Difficult Second Album (in association with XFM)

Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too

Special Catalogue Release of the Year (in association with Amazon Music)

Cities Of Darkscorch Boardgame

Hardest Working Band or Artist


Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival (in association with AIF, voted for by readers of DIY)

Brainchild Festival

Independent Breakthrough of the Year

Wolf Alice

Indie Champion (in association with CI)

Marc Riley, BBC 6Music

Independent Video of the Year (in association with Vevo)

Flying Lotus – "Never Catch Me"

Best Live Act (in association with Jack Daniel’s, voted for by visitors to Songkick)

All Time Low

Independent Track of the Year (in association with Spotify)

FKA twigs – "Two Weeks"

PPL Award for Most Played New Independent Act


Independent Album of the Year (in association with dotFans)

Enter Shikari – The Mindsweep

Independent Label of the Year (in association with Believe Digital)

Transgressive Records

Pioneer Award (in association with The Orchard)

Digby Pearson, Earache Records

Innovator Award (in association with Promostream)

Peter Quicke, Matt Black, and Jonathan More of Ninja Tune

Outstanding Contribution to Music (in association with Merlin)


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