The AIM Independent Music Awards have announced the shortlisted nominees for its second annual ceremony.

The organization, which represents a very large portion of the UK independent music industry, expanded several categories this year, including the Best Difficult Second Album and the Indie Champion Award.

Leading the nominations with three is English experimental groupEnter Shikari. The band received nominations for Best Live Act, Hardest Working Band, and Independent Album of the Year for their album A Flash Flood of Colour.

Alabama Shakes and Frank Turner were also nominated for multiple awards, as well as several more well-known acts like Adele, Arctic Monkeys, and the Prodigy.

You can read the entire list of nominees below. The awards ceremony will take place on October 29 at the Brewery in Clerkenwell, London, and will be hosted by Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens.

  • Best Live Act (Vote at thefly.co.uk)
  • The Cribs
  • Dub Pistols
  • Enter Shikari
  • The Prodigy
  • Frank Turner

  • Independent Breakthrough Of The Year (in association with 7Digital)
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Alt-J
  • Django Django
  • Grimes
  • Poliça

  • Hardest Working Band Or Artist
  • 65daysofstatic
  • Cancer Bats
  • Enter Shikari
  • Frank Turner
  • Skinny Lister

  • Best Difficult Second Album
  • Admiral Fallow - Tree Bursts In Snow
  • First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
  • Speech Debelle - Freedom Of Speech
  • The Invisible - Rispah
  • The Skints - Part & Parcel

  • Independent Album Of The Year (In association with Bird & Bird)
  • Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
  • Enter Shikari - A Flash Flood Of Colour
  • Liars - Wixiw
  • Future Of The Left – The Plot Against Common Sense
  • Rustie - Glass Swords

  • Best Small Label (in association with Sound Performance)
  • Alcopop! Records
  • Black Butter Records
  • Brainfeeder
  • Pink Mist
  • Xtra Mile Recordings

  • Genre Spotlight Award
  • Broadcaster Ft Peggy Seeger - Folksploitation
  • Lorn - Ask The Dust
  • Neil Cowley Trio - The Face Of Mount Molehill
  • Netsky - 2
  • Wiley - Evolve Or Be Extinct

  • Independent Entrepreneur Of The Year (in association with The Orchard)
  • Alex Di Savoia - Aardvark Records
  • Chris Goss / Tony Colman / Tom Kelsey - Hospital Records
  • Louis Barabbas - Debt Records
  • Sam Dyson - Distiller Records
  • Simon Raymonde - Bella Union

  • PPL Award For Most Played Independent Act
  • Adele
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Caro Emerald
  • Madness
  • Travis

  • Special Catalogue Release Of The Year
  • Amon Tobin - Amon Tobin
  • Madness - A Guided Tour Of Madness
  • Can - The Lost Tapes
  • The 13th Floor Elevators - Music Of The Spheres
  • Various Artists - The Original Sound Of Cumbia

  • Independent Label Of The Year (in association with EDC)
  • 4AD
  • Bella Union
  • Hospital Records
  • Hyperdub
  • Ninja Tune

  • Indie Champion Award
  • Olli Dutton - Obscene Strategies
  • Ian Evans - IME Music
  • Steve Lamacq – BBC 6music
  • Katie Parsons - Kerrang!
  • Shell Zenner - Amazing Radio

  • Best Independent Festival (Vote at thisisfakediy.com)
  • In The Woods Festival
  • Truck Festival
  • Y Not Festival
  • Leefest
  • Bearded Theory