The UK Association of Independent Music (AIM) has announced the 2017 nominees for the AIM Music Awards! The sevent annual award show is scheduled to take place at The Brewery in Clerkenwell on Tuesday, September 5th. The AIM Awards celebrates diversity with a unique variety of nominees including a number of our very own.
Mass Appeal artist, DJ Shadow is up for Independent Video of The Year for “Nobody Speak” feat. Run the Jewels. The notably relevant video dubs the rappers’ aggressive lyrics into the mouths of politicians causing a heated debate to turn physical. The ironic clash of the professional setting and inappropriate behavior is hilarious yet terrify as lapels are ripped to shreds. The action packed video is brilliantly filmed and captures the upbeat funky rhythm mixed with harsh content mirroring the theme of the song.
Just in time for their 30th anniversary, Nuclear Blast has been nominated for Independent Label of The Year. Having worked with Nuclear Blast for over half of The Orchard’s existence it is clear this label is worthy beyond words. The metal label is home to a number of favorites including All Shall Perish, Cradle of Filth, Hatebreed, Meshuggah and Suicide Silence, just to name a few.
Cooking Vinyl singer-songwriter Passenger is in the running for Best Live Act. Although he is best known for his solo and acoustic sound, Passenger has a talent for captivating an audience with his distinct vocals and knack for storytelling. This past year marked the performers first time touring with a full band. Keep your eyes peeled for the next tour.
See below for more of our impressive nominees and browse the full list here.
INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Giggs – Landlord (SN1)
SPECIAL CATALOGUE RELEASE OF THE YEAR (in association with MCPS)
Alice Coltrane – The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
BEST DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM (in association with Radio X)
Songhoy Blues – Résistance (Fat Possum)
The Dillinger Escape Plan (Cooking Vinyl)
Jess Partridge – Vice / London In Stereo