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By | Published on Wednesday 7 September 2016

AIM Awards 2016

So, that there Association Of Independent Music that you all like so much hosted its annual gong-giving shindig in London last night and a fun time was had by all.

Though obviously, on leaving the venue anyone crossing the road immediately entered Islington Council’s jurisdiction, where fun is famously outlawed, so we assume everyone remembered to have an utterly miserable walk home.

But still, on the fun side of Chiswell Street everyone had a lovely time, and especially this little lot, aka the winners…

Hardest Working Band Or Artist: Darren Hayman
Independent Breakthrough Of The Year: Christine And The Queens
Best Live Act: Babymetal
PPL Award For Most Played New Independent Act: Sigala

Independent Track Of The Year: Adele – Hello
Independent Album Of The Year: Little Simz – A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons
Independent Video Of The Year: Oscar – Sometimes
Best Difficult Second Album: Daughter – Not To Disappear
Special Catalogue Release Of The Year: Slade – When Slade Rocked The World

Best Small Label: Numbers
Independent Label Of The Year: Epitaph/Anti
Golden Welly Award For Best Independent Festival: Brainchild Festival

Indie Champion Award: Jon Tolley – Banquet Records
Innovator Award: Stormzy
Outstanding Contribution To Music: Roisin Murphy
Pioneer Award: Richard Russell, Xl Recordings