Last night (8th September), Wolf Alice and FKA twigs were the big winners at the AIM Independent Music Awards 2015, with Young Fathers and Skepta also taking home prizes.
Wolf Alice were awarded the Independent Breakthrough of the Year, while FKA twigs was given Independent Track of the Year for ‘Two Weeks’.
Young Fathers followed up their Mercury Prize success by picking up the Best ‘Difficult’ Second Album prize, while Skepta was handed the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award for his impact on grime over the last ten years.
DIY readers - that’s you! - voted towards the Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival. That went to the East Sussex based Brainchild Festival.
Elsewhere, Transgressive Records picked up Independent Label of the Year and Erased Tapes won the Best Small Label prize.
See the full list of winners below.
AIM Independent Music Awards 2015 winners:
Best Small Label (in association with Disc Manufacturing Services): Erased Tape 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: Swans
Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival (in association with AIF, voted for by readers of DIY): Brainchild Festival (pictured)
Independent Breakthrough of the Year: Wolf Alice
Indie Champion (in association with CI): Marc Riley, BBC 6 Music
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: Jungle
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): Skepta
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