Enter Shikari, Frank Turner, Cancer Bats, Alcopop Records, Xtra Mile & More Nominated for AIM Independent Music Awards - Already Heard
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with the release of their debut LP, 'Wishful Thinking', the Wrexham pop-punk five piece
haven’t stopped touring since. From festival appearances throughout the UK and Europe to 2 months in North America as part of the Vans Warped Tour. We caught up with vocalist Ben Barlow and bassist Fil Thorpe-Evans at the Leeds Festival. They discussed their past festival experiences, supporting Blink-182, their up and coming UK headline tour and being
“leaders” of the UK pop-punk movement.
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Andrew Bushen at last weekend’s Leeds Festival.
INTERVIEW: NECK DEEP
Without a doubt Neck Deep are one of this years breakout bands. After kicking off the year
with the release of their debut LP, 'Wishful Thinking', the Wrexham pop-punk five piece
haven’t stopped touring since. From festival appearances throughout the UK and Europe to 2 months in North America as part of the Vans Warped Tour. We caught up with vocalist Ben Barlow and bassist Fil Thorpe-Evans at the Leeds Festival. They discussed their past festival experiences, supporting Blink-182, their up and coming UK headline tour and being
“leaders” of the UK pop-punk movement.
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Check out our full coverage from this years Hevy Fest right here!


Enter Shikari, Frank Turner, Cancer Bats, Alcopop Records, Xtra Mile & More Nominated for AIM Independent Music Awards

The likes of Enter Shikari, Frank Turner and Cancer Bats have received nominations for this years’ AIM Independent Music Awards.

Enter Shikari have been nominated for three awards; Best Live Act, Hardest Working Band/Act and Independent Album Of The Year. Whilst Cancer Bats and Frank Turner are also nominated in the Hardest Working Band/Act category, whilst Turner is also up for the Best Live Act award. 

Elsewhere in the Best Small Label category Pink Mist, Alcopop Records and Xtra Mile Records have been nominated.

A full list of nominations can be viewed by clicking read more below.

The AIM Independent Music Awards will take on 29th October in London.

Best Live Act
The Cribs
Dub Pistols
Enter Shikari
The Prodigy
Frank Turner

Independent Breakthrough Of The Year
Alabama Shakes
Alt-J
Django Django
Grimes
Poliça

Hardest Working Band Or Artist
65daysofstatic
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
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 
Alcopop! Records
Black Butter Records
Brainfeeder
Pink Mist
Xtra Mile Recordings

PPL Award For Most Played Independent Act
Adele
Arctic Monkeys
Caro Emerald
Madness
Travis

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
4AD
Bella Union
Hospital Records
Hyperdub
Ninja Tune

Best Independent Festival
In The Woods Festival
Truck Festival
Y Not Festival
Leefest
Bearded Theory

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