2015 AIM nominees announced for Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival

2015 AIM nominees announced for Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival

See the full shortlist for this year’s Independent Music Awards.

The nominees have been announced for this year’s AIM Awards, including those voted for by DIY readers in the Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival.

Five festivals are in it to win it for the award - ArcTanGent, Barn on the Farm, Brainchild Festival, Pete the Monkey and Truck Festival. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Clerkenwell on 8th September.

43 artists are in the running for awards this year. Wolf Alice are up for Independent Breakthrough of the Year and Independent Album of the Year with ‘My Love Is Cool’. Young Fathers, Father John Misty and Björk are also up for the latter.

Independent Track of the Year is between FKA twigs ‘ Two Weeks’, LA Priest’s ‘Oino’, Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s ‘Multi-Love’ and Major Lazer’s ‘Lean On’.

Epipath Records, Erased Tapes and Transgressive are amongst those nominated for Independent Label of the Year.

See the full list of nominees below.

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2015 AIM nominees announced for Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival

Best Small Label (in association with Disc Manufacturing Services)

Basick Records
Erased Tapes Records
High Focus Records
Planet Mu Records
Rocket Girl

Best Difficult Second Album (in association with XFM)

Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
Holly Herndon – Platform
Nadine Shah – Fast Food
The 2 Bears – The Night is Young
Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too

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

Cities of Darkscorch Boardgame
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Inside the Pleasuredome
Bjork – Coloured Vinyl Catalogue Reissue
The Pretty Things – Bouquets From a Cloudy Sky
Imogen Heap – Sparks (Deluxe Boxset)
Oasis (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? Reissue

Hardest Working Band or Artist

Courtney Barnett
Jme
Little Comets
Swans
Young Fathers

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

ArcTanGent
Barn On The Farm
Brainchild Festival
Pete The Monkey
Truck Festival

Independent Breakthrough of the Year

Courtney Barnett
FKA twigs
Run The Jewels
Songhoy Blues
Wolf Alice

Indie Champion (in association with CI)

Camilla Pia, BBC 6Music
Marc Riley, BBC 6Music
Peter Guy, Getintothis
Rupert Morrison, The Drift Record Shop
Tim Burgess, Songwriter & O Genesis Music Ltd

Independent Video of the Year (in association with Vevo)

Alt-J – Hunger Of The Pine
Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me
Ghostpoet – Sorry My Love, It’s You Not Me
Ibeyi – River
Son Lux – Change Is Everything

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

All Time Low
Alt-J
Erasure
Thunder
To Kill a King
Twin Atlantic

Independent Track of the Year (in association with Spotify)

Alt-J – Every Other Freckle
Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian at Best
FKA twigs – Two Weeks
Jamie XX – Loud Places
LA Priest – Oino
Major Lazer – Lean On
Mogwai – Teenage Exorcists
Neck Deep – Can’t Kick Up The Roots
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
Wiley – On A Level

PPL Award for Most Played New Independent Act

FKA twigs
Ghetts
Jungle
Ward Thomas

Independent Album of the Year (in association with dotFans)

Bjork – Vulnicura
Enter Shikari – The Mindsweep
Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
Ghostpoet – Shedding Skin
Jme – Integrity>
The Bug – Angels & Devils
The Charlatans – Modern Nature
The Xcerts – There Is Only You
Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too

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

Epitaph Records
Erased Tapes Records
Heavenly Recordings
Planet Mu Records
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)

TBA

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