Dork Radio
Now playing:
In the mag...
Featuring Easy Life, The Strokes, Tones & I, Sorry and loads more.
Order a copy
April 2020
News

IDLES, Dave and Jade Bird are among the winners of this year's AIM Awards

They were announced last night at a London ceremony.
Sign up or log in to follow artists
Published: 10:42 am, September 04, 2019
IDLES, Dave and Jade Bird are among the winners of this year's AIM Awards

The winners for this year's AIM Independent Music Awards were announced last night at a London ceremony.

Taking place at the Roundhouse, both Dave and IDLES celebrated two wins each, with Jade Bird, Freya Ridings, Gerry Cinnamon, and Georgia taking home prizes too.

The Kinks’ Ray Davies also presented Debbie Harry with her Outstanding Contribution award, while The Smiths’ Johnny Marr received the Pioneer Award.

AIM CEO Paul Pacifico comments: "The list of winners tonight reflects the boldness of the independent community - artists and labels who are unafraid to push the boundaries and take risks to produce some of the UK’s most cutting-edge cultural output. As we celebrate AIM’s twentieth year championing independence, it’s amazing to see that creative spirit celebrated in this way at a venue like the Roundhouse."

An abbreviated list of winners reads:

Best Live Act (in association with Songkick)
Gerry Cinnamon WINNER

Best Small Label (in association with Proper Music Group)
Scruff of the Neck WINNER

UK Independent Breakthrough (in association with YouTube Music)
IDLES WINNER

Best Independent Album (in association with Spotify)
Dave, “Psychodrama” WINNER

Best [Difficult] Second Album (in association with Key Production)
IDLES, “Joy as an Act of Resistance.” WINNER

PPL Award for Most Played New Independent Artist
Freya Ridings WINNER

International Breakthrough (in association with Creative Industries Federation)
Jade Bird WINNER

Best Independent Video (in association with Vevo)
Hot Chip, “Hungry Child” WINNER

Best Independent Track (in association with Facebook)
Dave, “Funky Friday (ft. Fredo)” WINNER

One To Watch (in association with BBC Music Introducing)
Georgia WINNER

Give all this a try

Milk Teeth have been through it all, but with their new album they're back stronger than ever before
Feature

Milk Teeth have been through it all, but with their new album they're back stronger than ever before

Line-up and label changes behind them, Becky Blomfield explains why the reborn trio's new album is too important to skip.
Sorry: Workin' 925
Feature

Sorry: Workin' 925

Are you ready for a new favourite band? North London's Sorry are low-key cult faves with an immense banger-ratio, and a stonking debut album.
Dear Reader, here's Dork's plan for the next few months
HRRRRNK!

Dear Reader, here's Dork's plan for the next few months

As the music world reacts to the COVID-19 pandemic, we thought it was best to update you on what we're planning to do.
With 'Saint Cloud', Waxahatchee has produced probably her best work to date
Feature

With 'Saint Cloud', Waxahatchee has produced probably her best work to date

Not afraid to take on the subjects close to home, a recently sober Katie Crutchfield's latest album tackles addiction head on.
Like this? Subscribe to Dork and get every issue delivered direct to your door anywhere on the planet.
CONTACT PRIVACY ADVERTISE

© 2018 The Bunker Publishing