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WATCH: Swans AIM Awards
Christian Eede , September 9th, 2015 09:00

Michael Gira accepts award for Hardest Working Band or Artist from AIM; watch his acceptance speech below

This year's AIM Independent Music Awards took place last night celebrating the work of independent musicians and labels. Among the night's winners were Skepta for Outstanding Contribution to Music, FKA twigs for Independent Track of the Year with 'Two Weeks' and Young Fathers for Best 'Difficult' Second Album. Also victorious on the night were Swans picking up the Hardest Working Band or Artist Award. Unfortunately, Michael Gira and co. couldn't be present at last night's ceremony - perhaps they were too busy working to attend - so above you can watch a masked Gira accept the award with a video message in his absence.

Gira recently announced that the next Swans studio album would be the last from the group in its current incarnation with future projects to take on a different, as yet unconfirmed shape. Swans are also currently using a crowdfunding method to fund the recording and production of that next studio album by releasing a live album entitled The Gate. You can find out more information about that here.

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