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The Dillinger Escape Plan to receive Outstanding Contribution gong at this year’s AIM Awards

The band went on “extended hiatus” last year.

The Dillinger Escape Plan are to receive this year’s Outstanding Contribution To Music award at this year’s Association of Independent Music (AIM) Awards, reports Team Rock.

The band - who both released sixth album ‘Dissociation’ and announced an extended hiatus last year - will receive the prize at the awards’ ceremony on 5th September in London.

Ben Weinman of the band says “While major labels have historically spent millions of dollars attempting to influence pop culture, it has been the independent labels of the world that have been responsible for cultural evolution.

“Indie labels like Rough Trade, Megaforce, and Sub Pop are responsible for launching the careers of some of the most important and influential artists of all time.

“AIM’s support of the UK’s independent music community is not only an important part of our current musical climate but of history in general.

“We couldn’t be more proud to be honoured by such an amazing organisation.”

Last year’s award was presented to Róisín Murphy, while 2015’s recipient was Skepta.

Read our interview with the band from the October 2016 issue of DIY here.

Tags: Dillinger Escape Plan, News, AIM Awards

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