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AIM Awards Announce 2012 Nominees
Laurie Tuffrey , September 27th, 2012 06:20

Enter Shikari, Alabama Shakes, Frank Turner and Madness lead the list

The shortlist for the second Association of Independent Music (AIM) awards has been announced today.

Enter Shikari lead the list with three nominations for Best Live Act, Hardest Working Band and Independent Album of the Year, followed by Alabama Shakes, Frank Turner and Madness who have two nominations apiece.

As we previously reported, the trade body already announced Edwyn Collins as the winner of the Outstanding Contribution To Music Award and Mute's Daniel Miller as taking home the Pioneer Award, the latter put forward by the Quietus' Luke Turner, on the judges' panel.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on October 29.

Here's the full list:

Best Live Act (voted for by visitors to
The Cribs
Dub Pistols
Enter Shikari
The Prodigy
Frank Turner

Independent Breakthrough Of The Year (in association with 7Digital):
Alabama Shakes
Django Django

Hardest Working Band Or Artist:
Cancer Bats
Enter Shikari
Frank Turner
Skinny Lister

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

Independent Album Of The Year (In association with Bird & Bird):
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
Enter Shikari - A Flash Flood Of Colour
Liars - Wixiw
Future Of The Left – The Plot Against Common Sense
Rustie - Glass Swords

Best Small Label (in association with Sound Performance):
Alcopop! Records
Black Butter Records
Pink Mist
Xtra Mile Recordings

Genre Spotlight Award:
Broadcaster Ft Peggy Seeger - Folksploitation
Lorn - Ask The Dust
Neil Cowley Trio - The Face Of Mount Molehill
Netsky - 2
Wiley - Evolve Or Be Extinct

Independent Entrepreneur Of The Year (in association with The Orchard):
Alex Di Savoia - Aardvark Records
Chris Goss / Tony Colman / Tom Kelsey - Hospital Records
Louis Barabbas - Debt Records
Sam Dyson - Distiller Records
Simon Raymonde - Bella Union

PPL Award For Most Played Independent Act:
Arctic Monkeys
Caro Emerald

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

Independent Label Of The Year (in association with EDC):
Bella Union
Hospital Records
Ninja Tune

Indie Champion Award:
Olli Dutton - Obscene Strategies
Ian Evans - IME Music
Steve Lamacq – BBC 6 Music
Katie Parsons - Kerrang!
Shell Zenner - Amazing Radio

Best Independent Festival (voted for by visitors to
In The Woods Festival
Truck Festival
Y Not Festival
Bearded Theory