#Music News | AIM Independent Music Awards 2019

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AIM Independent Music Awards returns for the 9th year with their nominees being revealed. This leading award ceremony for the emerging acts worldwide will be hosted on 3rd September at 8.15pm, Roundhouse London

 

Congratulations to our previous iluvlive performer Little Simz for being nominated for Best Independent Album with her third album “GREY Area” and for Best Independent Track with this year’s single ‘Selfish’ featuring Cleo Sol. Also well done to another iluvlive alumni Swindle who was chosen to be shortlisted for Best Independent Album with his recent album ‘No More Normal’   

 

Another great year for some UK Urban acts like Dave who was selected as the nominee for Best Independent Track with ‘Funky Friday’ featuring Fredo and also for Best Independent Album with his debut album ‘Psychodrama’. Meanwhile, AJ Tracey and Jorja Smith were shortlisted for PPL Award For Most Played New Independent Artist category. Amazing to see London-based Afro B, who’s known for his biggest Afrobeat single ‘Drogba (Joanna)’, to be the first-time nominee for International Breakthrough category

The winners of the Innovator Award and Indie Champion, as well as the Best Live Act nominees will be announced in the lead up to this year’s awards ceremony.

For the tickets to the ceremony, click here now to get your hands on them  

Here is the full list of this year’s nominees:

 

BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM

Better Oblivion Community Center, “Better Oblivion Community Center”
Christine And The Queens, “Chris”
Dave, “Psychodrama”
Fontaines D.C., “Dogrel”
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, “End of Suffering”
Jade Bird, “Jade Bird”
Jordan Rakei, “Origin”
Little Simz, “GREY Area”
Snapped Ankles, “Stunning Luxury”
Swindle, “No More Normal”

 

BEST INDEPENDENT TRACK
Dave, “Funky Friday (ft. Fredo)” 
FKA Twigs, “Cellophane”

Fontaines D.C., “Boys In The Better Land”
Georgia, “About Work The Dancefloor”
JARV IS, “Must I Evolve”
Jai Paul, “Do You Love Her Now”
Holly Herndon, “Eternal”
Little Simz, “Selfish (ft. Cleo Sol)”
Sharon Van Etten, “Seventeen”
Four Tet, “Teenage Birdsong”


BEST [DIFFICULT] SECOND ALBUM
Erland Cooper, “Sule Skerry”
IDLES, “Joy as an Act of Resistance.”
Julia Jacklin, “Crushing”
Maribou State, “Kingdoms In Colour” 
SOAK, “Grim Town”


BEST CREATIVE PACKAGING
in association with MCPS
Various Artists, Confessin’ The Blues compilation 
Murlo, “Dolos”
IDLES, “Joy as an Act of Resistance”
Various Artists, Sick Music 2019 compilation 
Kei

 

INDEPENDENT LABEL OF THE YEAR
in association with PIAS
Brownswood Recordings 
Domino 
Nuclear Blast 
Partisan Records 
Rough Trade


BEST SMALL LABEL
Fuzz Club Records
Killing Moon
Local Action
Scruff of the Neck
Speedy Wunderground


ONE TO WATCH
in association with BBC Music Introducing
Arlo Parks
Barney Artist
Georgia
KOKOROKO
Larkins


UK INDEPENDENT BREAKTHROUGH
Black Midi,
Ezra Collective
Gerry Cinnamon,
IDLES,
Jade Bird

PPL AWARD FOR MOST PLAYED NEW INDEPENDENT ARTIST
AJ Tracey
Cosmo Sheldrake
Freya Ridings
Guru Randhawa
Jorja Smith


INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH
Afro B
Jade Bird
Maribou State
Nilüfer Yanya
IDLES

We’re very lucky to have Little Simz performed at iluvlive in 2010. Check her out back in the days on our flashback video