Arlo Parks, Fontaines D.C. win at AIM Awards 2021

Arlo Parks by Jack Bridgland

Arlo Parks by Jack Bridgland

Arlo Parks will be hoping for more success at next month’s Mercury Prize ceremony.

Arlo Parks and Fontaines D.C. took home the big album prizes from this year’s AIM Awards ceremony, which was hosted remotely in London last night.

Parks’ debut Collapsed In Sunbeams won Best Independent Album, while Fontaines D.C.’s A Hero’s Death was recognised with the Best (Difficult) Second Album award.

There was success too for Working Men’s Club‘s self-titled debut, or more specifically what is was delivered in, and the impact on British music by Tricky was marked with the Pioneer Award.

AIM Independent Music Awards 2021 winners:

UK Independent Breakthrough:
Arlo Parks (Transgressive Records)

International Breakthrough:
Jayda G (Ninja Tune)

Best Independent Track:
ENNY – Peng Black Girls ft. Amia Brave (FAMM)

Best Independent Album:
Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams (Transgressive Records)

Best (Difficult) Second Album:
Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death (Partisan Records)

Best Independent Remix:
megapunk (Elkka Remix) – Ela Minus (Domino)

One To Watch:
ENNY (FAMM)

Best Independent Video:
Wesley Joseph – Thrilla (EEVILTWINN)

Best Independent Label:
Forever Living Originals

Best Creative Packaging
Working Men’s Club – Working Men’s Club (RAW Edition) (Heavenly Recordings)

Best Small Label:
Strut Records

PPL Award For Most Played New Independent Artist:
Lauv

Best Live (Streamed) Act:
Ben Böhmer

Pioneer Award:
Tricky

Innovator Award:
Adrian Sherwood

Outstanding Contribution To Music:
Joan Armatrading CBE

Indie Champion:
Love Record Stores
Bandcamp

Diversity Champion:
Paulette Long OBE



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