Radiohead, Savages, The Courteeners land 2016 AIM Independent Music Awards nominations

The Courteeners live in London (Photo: Alberto Pezzali for Live4ever Media)

The Courteeners live in London (Photo: Alberto Pezzali for Live4ever Media)

Radiohead are leading the way at the 2016 AIM Independent Music Awards after its nominations for 2016 were revealed.

The band’s ‘A Moon Shaped Pool‘ record is up for Independent Album Of The Year along with Savages‘ ‘Adore Life‘ and others, while the lead single ‘Burn The Witch‘ will compete for Independent Track Of The Year.

Elsewhere, The Courteeners are nominated for Best Live Act, and Richard Russell of XL Recordings is to receive the Pioneer Award.

AIM Independent Music Awards 2016 nominations:

Best Small Label
Beatnik Creative
Earth Recordings
Holy Roar
Local Action
Numbers

Best Difficult Second Album
Daughter – Not To Disappear
Fat White Family – Songs For Our Mothers
Melt Yourself Down – Last Evenings On Earth
Money – Suicide Songs
Savages – Adore Life

Special Catalogue Release Of The Year
British Sea Power – The Compleat Illustrated British Sea Power (Vol. 1)
Mikael Tariverdiev – Film Music
Slade – When Slade Rocked The World
Various Artists – Ork Records: New York, New York
Various Artists – Leaf 20 Box Set

Hardest Working Band Or Artist
Darren Hayman
Kamasi Washington
Martyn Joseph
Run The Jewels
Shaodow

Golden Welly Award For Best Independent Festival
Barn On The Farm
Beat Herder
Brainchild Festival
Pete The Monkey
Strawberries & Creem Festival

Independent Breakthrough Of The Year
Christine And The Queens
Father John Misty
Flume
Neck Deep
PVRIS
Stormzy

Indie Champion Award
Chris Bye  – Arts Council England / Liverpool Sound City
Jen Long – DICE
Jess Partridge – London In Stereo
Jon Tolley – Banquet Records
Mary Anne Hobbs – BBC 6Music

Independent Video Of The Year
Darwin Deez – The Mess She Made
Grimes – Kill V. Maim
Kaytranada – Lite Spots
Oscar – Sometimes
Yeasayer – I Am Chemistry

Best Live Act
Babymetal
Caravan Palace
The Courteeners
Sunset Sons
Wolf Alice

Independent Track Of The Year
Adele – Hello
Christine And The Queens – Tilted
Field Music – The Noisy Days Are Over
Flume – Never Be Like You
Ghetts x Rude Kid – One Take
Major Lazer ft Nyla & Fuse ODG – Light It Up [remix]
Protoje Ft Chronixx – Who Knows
Radiohead – Burn The Witch
Skepta – Man
Roots Manuva – Don’t Breathe Out

PPL Award For Most Played New Independent Act
KDA
Sigala
Wolf Alice
Tchami

Independent Album Of The Year
ARCA – Mutant
Brian Eno – The Ship
Field Music – Commontime
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Blossom
Lapsley – Long Way Home
Little Simz – A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons
Press To Meco – Good Intent
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Roots Manuva – Bleeds
Skepta – Konnichiwa

Independent Label Of The Year
Because Music
Bella Union
Epitaph/ANTI
Moshi Moshi
Ninja Tune

Outstanding Contribution To Music
Roisin Murphy

Pioneer Award
Richard Russell, XL Recordings

Innovator Award
TBA

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