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AIM Independent Music Awards 2012 winners announced

29 October 2012, 22:39 | Written by Luke Morgan Britton


Adele, Alt-J, First Aid Kit, The Prodigy and more were honoured at this year’s AIM Independent Music Awards.

Meanwhile, Enter Shikari won ‘Independent Album Of The Year’ for A Flash Flood Of Colour, Bella Union‘s Simon Raymonde grabbed ‘Independent Entrepreneur Of The Year’ and Ian Evans at IME Music was crowned with the ‘Indie Champion’ award.

Other winners on the night included 65daysofstatic for ‘Hardest Working Band’, 4AD for ‘Independent Label Of The Year’ and Leefest for ‘Best Independent Festival’.

The awards ceremony took place this evening (29 October) at The Brewery in London, hosted by Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq.

The winners of each category are all in bold below:

Best Live Act (voted for by visitors to
The Cribs
Dub Pistols
Enter Shikari
The Prodigy
Frank Turner

Independent Breakthrough Of The Year (in association with 7Digital)
Alabama Shakes
Django Django

Hardest Working Band Or Artist
Cancer Bats
Enter Shikari
Frank Turner
Skinny Lister

Best Difficult Second Album
Admiral Fallow – Tree Bursts In Snow
First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
Speech Debelle – Freedom Of Speech
The Invisible – Rispah
The Skints – Part & Parcel

Independent Album Of The Year (In association with Bird & Bird)
Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
Enter Shikari – A Flash Flood Of Colour
Liars – Wixiw
Future Of The Left – The Plot Against Common Sense
Rustie – Glass Swords

Best Small Label (in association with Sound Performance)
Alcopop! Records
Black Butter Records
Pink Mist
Xtra Mile Recordings

Genre Spotlight Award
Broadcaster Ft Peggy Seeger – Folksploitation
Lorn – Ask The Dust
Neil Cowley Trio – The Face Of Mount Molehill
Netsky – 2
Wiley – Evolve Or Be Extinct

Independent Entrepreneur Of The Year (in association with The Orchard)
Alex Di Savoia – Aardvark Records
Chris Goss / Tony Colman / Tom Kelsey – Hospital Records
Louis Barabbas – Debt Records
Sam Dyson – Distiller Records
Simon Raymonde – Bella Union

PPL Award For Most Played Independent Act
Arctic Monkeys
Caro Emerald

Special Catalogue Release Of The Year
Amon Tobin – Amon Tobin
Madness – A Guided Tour Of Madness
Can – The Lost Tapes
The 13th Floor Elevators – Music Of The Spheres
Various Artists – The Original Sound Of Cumbia

Independent Label Of The Year (in association with EDC)
Bella Union
Hospital Records
Ninja Tune

Indie Champion Award
Olli Dutton – Obscene Strategies
Ian Evans – IME Music
Steve Lamacq – BBC 6music
Katie Parsons – Kerrang!
Shell Zenner – Amazing Radio

Best Independent Festival (voted for by visitors to
In The Woods Festival
Truck Festival
Y Not Festival
Bearded Theory

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