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23 July 2022

Dave, FKA Twigs Among Nominees For 2022 AIM Independent Music Awards

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The AIM Independent Music Awards nominees have been revealed, as the event is set to return in-person at London’s Camden Roundhouse on 28 September this year.

The nominees list includes a series of double nominees, including Wet Leg, Nova Twins, Knucks, Children of Zeus, Taahliah, Jeshi and Nilüfer Yanya, as well as previous winners Dave and FKA Twigs.

This year, a brand new category, Best Independent EP/Mixtape, includes a line-up of contenders including Joy Orbison, Surya Sen, Wesley Joseph and many more.

Children of Zeus, Warmduscher, Knucks, Nova Twins and Wet Leg will vie for UK Independent Breakthrough in association with YouTube Music.

After garnering critical acclaim for their releases, Black Country, New Road, Jana Rush, Nilüfer Yanya, Ross From Friends and Tirzah are all nominated for Best [Difficult] Second Album in association with BBC 6 Music.

International Breakthrough in association with Deezer will see Amyl & the Sniffers, Blxst, Kokoroko, Mdou Moctar and Mitski compete for the trophy.

Best Independent Track in association with Meta is a diverse shortlist, including Anz, Overmono, Knucks, Wu-Lu and more.

Best Independent Album in association with Spotify recognises artists including Boj, Cleo Sol, Dave, Emma-Jean Thackray, Mustafa and Sault as nominees for their latest LPs.

The Best Live Performer decision will once again be put in the hands of fans, who can vote for their favourite act. Visit the AIM Independent Music Awards website for further information on all categories and nominees.

The AIM Awards will showcase and celebrate the incredible talent and resilience of the community, as well as saluting the most exciting future stars. The evening will also include a live show open to the public, with performers and ticket info to be revealed very soon.

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