AIM Awards 2017 – We Revisit the Winners!



Aim: ‘Association of Independent Music’ was established in 1999 and represents over 800 member companies from the largest labels to musicians that are releasing their music for the first time ever. Here to be a unanimous voice for the UK’s Independent music industry.

2017’s awards saw many respected and talented artists up for nominations and to celebrate the soon-to-be announced 2018 winners, we’ve decided to revisit last year’s winners.

Cassia

Starting at See Tickets’ base, this year’s AIM winner of the ‘Best Live Act’ category is kicking off their tour in Nottingham (Rescue Rooms, Tuesday 9th October). The tropical pop/indie trio from Macclesfield are definitely worth a listen and with their new award under their belt, worth a watch too! Their unique vocals and warm guitar slides will send you off into dream-like soundscape. Get ready to inject yourself with the tropical riffs of Rob Ellis (Guitar/vocals), Lou Cotterill (Bass/vocals) and Jake Leff (Drums/vocals).

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Fever Ray

Fever Ray bagged this year’s ‘Best Sophmore Release’ at the AIM awards – the swedish electronic music duo’s alias of Karin Drejier ‘The Knife’ with the debut solo studio album released back in 2009. Translating her experimental music to the stage, her singing voice is definitely some what of an acquired taste – but not one to miss with the electric intensity of pop with an upsurge of samba percussion.

 

Idles

Bristol SWX sees the winner of ‘Independent video of the year’ with their video Colossus begin their tour on Tuesday 16th October. The English punk rock band from Bristol released their critically acclaimed album ‘Brutalism’ in 2017, six years after the band formed. Their debut was named after the architecture of the second world war’s aftermath – hard, concrete and some what monolithic like the band itself. Not only are the band praised for now having the most independent video of the year – their live shows are beer soaking, enthralling and said to be just a tad savage… what more could you want?

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We’ve also got a couple of staff favorites that we just couldn’t pass up the chance to gush about. Check them out below.

Goat Girl

Goat girl have been described ‘resolutely DIY’ by NME and that they are proving themselves far from being a one trick pony. Their self-titled debut album which was released earlier in the year is implicitly why the four piece were nominated for ‘U.K Breakthrough of the Year’. Goat Girl’s last tour date is at the Brudenell Social Club, Leeds this coming Saturday (Saturday 8th September) – get tickets before it’s too late to witness this slightly grubby, scrappy, punky raging against modern Britain on stage… with their performance being as unpredictable as their dark record.

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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

The Australian psychedelic rock band have released 14 studio albums since their beginnings in 2010. It’s arguable that this band are currently one of the most productive artists in the world. Their albums are full of velocity of the highest kinds that mix psychedelia, prog rock and elements of jazz and heavy metal too. It’s no surprise that this band were nominated in the AIM category ‘Hardest Working Band or Artist’. They are certainly ready to take you on a musical worm-hole of a journey with their punky paces. Question is, are you ready to join them?

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