AIM Awards 2018 Honours Goldie

goldieDrum n Bass pioneer Goldie has been honoured at this years Aim Awards with the ‘Pioneer Award’.

The news announced ahead of tonight’s awards ceremony, also sees Tracey Thorn (Everything But The Girl) win Outstanding Contribution To Music, electronic artist Sophie picks up the Innovator Award and Femi Adeyemi (founder of NTS Radio) announced as winner of the Indie Champion Award.

This year Phoebe Bridgers, Charlotte Gainsborough, Jorja Smith and Tom Misch are amongst the nominees at the 8th edition of the Aim Awards.

2018 Aim Nominees

Independent Album of the Year – in association with Ingrooves

  • Charlotte Gainsbourg – Rest (Because Music)
  • Jorja Smith – Lost & Found (FAMM)
  • Kamaal Williams – The Return (Warp Records)
  • Kamasi Washington – Heaven and Earth (XL Recordings)
  • Let’s Eat Grandma – I’m All Ears (Transgressive)
  • Nadine Shah – Holiday Destination (1965 Records/[PIAS])
  • Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger In The Alps (Dead Oceans)
  • Shame – Songs Of Praise (Dead Oceans)
  • SOPHIE – OIL OF EVERY PEARL’s UN-INSIDES (Transgressive)
  • Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar (Ninja Tune)

UK Breakthrough of the Year – in association with YouTube

  • AJ Tracey (self-released)
  • Goat Girl (Rough Trade Records)
  • Idles (Partisan Records)
  • Jorja Smith (FAMM)
  • SOPHIE (Transgressive)

Independent Track of the Year – in association with Spotify

  • Bicep – Glue (Ninja Tune)
  • Christine and the Queens – Girlfriend (Because Music)
  • Dave – Question Time (Dave)
  • Peggy Gou – It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) (Ninja Tune)
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg – Deadly Valentine (Because Music)
  • Ghostpoet – Immigrant Boogie (Play It Again Sam)
  • Let’s Eat Grandma – Falling Into Me (Transgressive)
  • Phoebe Bridgers – Motion Sickness (Dead Oceans)
  • Shame – One Rizla (Dead Oceans)
  • Wolf Alice – Don’t Delete The Kisses (Dirty Hit)

Best Live Act – in association with Songkick

  • Cassia (Distiller Records)
  • DMA’s (Infectious Music)
  • Erasure (Mute Records)
  • Idles (Partisan Records)
  • Steps (Absolute Label Services)

Best Sophomore Release – in association with Radio X

  • Fever Ray – Plunge (Rabid Records)
  • Gwenno – Le Kov (Heavenly Recordings)
  • King Krule – The OOZ (XL Recordings)
  • Let’s Eat Grandma – I’m All Ears (Transgressive)
  • Nines – Crop Circle (XL Recordings)

International Breakthrough of the Year – in association with Deezer

  • Cigarettes After Sex (Partisan Records)
  • Confidence Man (Heavenly Recordings)
  • Moses Sumney (Jagjaguar)
  • Phoebe Bridgers (Dead Oceans)
  • Zeal & Ardor (MVKA)

Hardest Working Group or Artist

  • DAWN (Dawn Richard) (Our Dawn Entertainment)
  • Idles (Partisan Records)
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (Heavenly Recordings)
  • Mogwai (Rock Action Records)
  • Tom Misch (Beyond The Groove)

Best Creative Packaging – in association with MCPS

  • Black Sabbath – The Ten Year War (BMG)
  • Fela Kuti – Box Set #4 Curated By Erykah Badu (Partisan Records)
  • Hüskur Dü – Savage Young Dü (Numero Group)
  • Oneohtrix Point Never – Age Of (Warp Records)
  • Wishbone Ash – The Vintage Years 1970-1991 (Snapper Music)

Independent Label of the Year – in association with Believe

  • Brownswood Recordings
  • Ninja Tune
  • Transgressive
  • Dirty Hit
  • Dead Oceans

Best Small Label – in association with Awesome Merchandise

  • Black Acre Records
  • Rocket Recordings
  • Rock Action Records
  • On the Corner Records
  • Houndstooth

Indie Champion Award – in association with PIAS

  • Femi Adeyemi – Founder of NTS Radio

PPL Award For Most Played New Independent Act

  • Camelphat & Elderbook (Defected)
  • Dave (Dave)
  • Hardy Caprio (A2!)
  • Jorja Smith (FAMM)
  • Yxng Bane (Disturbing London)

Independent Video of the Year – in association with Vevo

  • Idles – Colossus (Partisan Records) / Directed by Will Hooper
  • Leon Vynehall – Movements (Chapter III) (Ninja Tune) / Directed by Young Replicant
  • Moses Sumney – Doomed (Jagjaguar) / Directed by Allie Avital
  • Novo Amor – Birthplace (Allpoints) / Directed by Sil van der Woerd & Jorik Dozy
  • Superorganism – Everybody Want to Be Famous (Domino Records) / Directed by Robert Strangers