AIM 2012 winners
Alt-J took home the gong for breakthrough act of the year, while The Prodigy walked away with the fan-voted best live act award. Adele was a shoo-in for the most played independent act prize, whilst veteran indie rocker Edwyn Collins was bestowed with an award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.
AIM 2012 award winners:
Best live act (voted for by visitors to the-fly.co.uk): the Prodigy
Independent breakthrough of the year: Alt - J
Hardest working band or artist: 65daysofstatic
Best difficult second album: First Aid Kit – The Lion's Roar
Independent album of the year: Enter Shikari – A Flash Flood of Colour
Best small label: Black Butter Records
Genre spotlight award: Wiley – Evolve or Be Extinct
Independent entrepreneur of the year: Simon Raymonde – Bella Union
PPL award for most played independent act: Adele
Special catalogue release of the year: the 13th Floor Elevators – Music of the Spheres
Independent label of the year: 4AD
Indie champion award: Ian Evans – IME Music
Best independent festival (voted for by visitors to thisisfakediy.com): LeeFest: Edwyn Collins
Pioneer award: Daniel Miller, Mute
Source: Ultimate Guitar
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∆ (pronounced Alt-J) are an English indie rock quartet, formed in 2007. Their debut album An Awesome Wave was released in May 2012 in Europe and September 2012 in the United States and won the 2012 British Mercury Prize. Background: Alt-J was formed when Gwil Sainsbury (guitarist/bassist), Joe Newman (guitar/vocals), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards) and Thom Green (drums) met at Leeds...
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