Jorja Smith, IDLES, Phoebe Bridgers, Nadine Shah and more among winners at the AIM Independent Music Awards 2018

SOPHIE, Peggy Gou and Dave were also among this year’s winners.

The 2018 AIM Awards took place this week, giving awards to some of the most impactful artists of the last year.

Among the winners included last month’s cover stars IDLES, who picked up the award for ‘Hardest Working Group or Artist’, as well as Jorja Smith (UK Breakthrough of the Year), Let’s Eat Grandma (Best Sophomore Release), Phoebe Bridgers (International Breakthrough of the Year), SOPHIE (Innovator Award) and Nadine Shah (Independent Album of the Year).

You can see the full list of winners below.

To see the full list of who was nominated, head here.


Independent Album of the Year - in association with Ingrooves
Nadine Shah - Holiday Destination (1965 Records/[PIAS])

Independent Track of the Year - in association with Spotify
Peggy Gou - It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) (Ninja Tune)

Best Sophomore Release - in association with Radio X
Let’s Eat Grandma - I’m All Ears (Transgressive)

UK Breakthrough of the Year - in association with YouTube
Jorja Smith (FAMM)

International Breakthrough of the Year - in association with Deezer
Phoebe Bridgers (Dead Oceans)

Best Live Act - in association with Songkick
Erasure (Mute Records)

Hardest Working Group or Artist
IDLES (Partisan Records)

Outstanding Contribution to Music (in association with Merlin)
Tracey Thorn

Pioneer Award

Innovator Award (in association with Fuga)

Best Creative Packaging - in association with MCPS
Black Sabbath - The Ten Year War (BMG)

Independent Label of the Year - in association with Believe
Ninja Tune

Best Small Label - in association with Awesome Merchandise
Black Acre Records

Indie Champion Award - in association with [PIAS]
Femi Adeyemi - Founder of NTS Radio

PPL Award For Most Played New Independent Act
Dave (Dave)

Independent Video of the Year - in association with Vevo
Novo Amor - Birthplace (AllPoints) / Directed by Sil van der Woerd & Jorik Dozy

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