The votes are in – more than 12,000 members of the public registered – the judges have convened and AIM have announced the full list of nominees for the 2012 Association of Independent Music Awards! Alongside a wealth of established mainstream talent, the AIM Independent Music Awards feature nominations for some of the music scene’s brightest new talents, rising stars and underground heroes, alongside the abundance of outstanding artistic, label and entrepreneurial talent within the independent music sector – see a selection of this year’s nominees below.
We’re delighted to see nominations for Admiral Fallow, Broadcaster feat. Peggy Seeger, the Neil Cowley Trio, The 13th Floor Elevators and the Soundway label.
BEST ‘DIFFICULT’ SECOND ALBUM
Admiral Fallow – Tree Bursts In Snow
First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
Speech Debelle – Freedom of Speech
The Invisible – Rispah
The Skints – Part & Parcel
New for this year in the Aim Awards is The Genre Spotlight Award, which celebrates the depth and breadth of genres that make up the contemporary music scene, and features nominations that honour talent within this side of the music sector.
SPECIAL CATALOGUE RELEASE OF THE YEAR
Amon Tobin – Amon Tobin
Madness – A Guided Tour of Madness
Can – The Lost Tapes
The 13th Floor Elevators – Music Of The Spheres
Various Artists – The Original Sound Of Cumbia (Soundway)
Congratulations to all the nominees, to see the full list of nominations click HERE.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 29th October 2012 at The Brewery in Clerkenwell, London, hosted by renowned radio presenters Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq.