The nominees for the 5th annual AIM Independent Music Awards are in! The Association of Independent Music has announced the artists, albums, tracks, and more which constitute this year's nominees at an exclusive launch at House of Vans London, where they were revealed by Kerrang! Radio’s Alex Baker and Absolute Radio's Danielle Perry.

Among the 43 artists are the likes of Courtney Barnett, FKA Twigs, Young Father, Alt-J, Björk, Wolf Alice, and Ghostpoet. Winners will be revealed on September 8th at at The Brewery in Clerkenwell during a ceremony hosted by XFM's John Kennedy and Radio 1's Alice Levine.

Check the full list of nominees below.

  • Best Small Label (in association with Disc Manufacturing Services)
  • Basick Records
  • Erased Tapes Records
  • High Focus Records
  • Planet Mu Records
  • Rocket Girl
  • Best Difficult Second Album (in association with XFM)
  • Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
  • Holly Herndon – Platform
  • Nadine Shah – Fast Food
  • The 2 Bears – The Night is Young
  • Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too
  • Special Catalogue Release of the Year (in association with Amazon Music)
  • Cities of Darkscorch Boardgame
  • Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Inside the Pleasuredome
  • Bjork – Coloured Vinyl Catalogue Reissue
  • The Pretty Things – Bouquets From a Cloudy Sky
  • Imogen Heap – Sparks (Deluxe Boxset)
  • Oasis (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? Reissue
  • Hardest Working Band or Artist
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Jme
  • Little Comets
  • Swans
  • Young Fathers
  • Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival (in association with AIF, voted for by readers of DIY)
  • ArcTanGent
  • Barn On The Farm
  • Brainchild Festival
  • Pete The Monkey
  • Truck Festival
  • Independent Breakthrough of the Year
  • Courtney Barnett
  • FKA twigs
  • Run The Jewels
  • Songhoy Blues
  • Wolf Alice
  • Indie Champion (in association with CI)
  • Camilla Pia, BBC 6Music
  • Marc Riley, BBC 6Music
  • Peter Guy, Getintothis
  • Rupert Morrison, The Drift Record Shop
  • Tim Burgess, Songwriter & O Genesis Music Ltd
  • Independent Video of the Year (in association with Vevo)
  • Alt-J – Hunger Of The Pine
  • Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me
  • Ghostpoet – Sorry My Love, It’s You Not Me
  • Ibeyi – River
  • Son Lux – Change Is Everything
  • Best Live Act (in association with Jack Daniel’s, voted for by visitors to Songkick)
  • All Time Low
  • Alt-J
  • Erasure
  • Thunder
  • To Kill a King
  • Twin Atlantic
  • Independent Track of the Year (in association with Spotify)
  • Alt-J – Every Other Freckle
  • Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian at Best
  • FKA twigs – Two Weeks
  • Jamie XX – Loud Places
  • LA Priest – Oino
  • Major Lazer – Lean On
  • Mogwai – Teenage Exorcists
  • Neck Deep – Can’t Kick Up The Roots
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love
  • Wiley – On A Level
  • PPL Award for Most Played New Independent Act
  • FKA twigs
  • Ghetts
  • Jungle
  • Ward Thomas
  • Independent Album of the Year (in association with dotFans)
  • Bjork – Vulnicura
  • Enter Shikari – The Mindsweep
  • Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
  • Ghostpoet – Shedding Skin
  • Jme – Integrity>
  • The Bug – Angels & Devils
  • The Charlatans – Modern Nature
  • The Xcerts – There Is Only You
  • Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
  • Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too
  • Independent Label of the Year (in association with Believe Digital)
  • Epitaph Records
  • Erased Tapes Records
  • Heavenly Recordings
  • Planet Mu Records
  • Transgressive Records
  • Pioneer Award (in association with The Orchard)
  • Digby Pearson, Earache Records
  • Innovator Award (in association with Promostream)
  • Peter Quicke, Matt Black and Jonathan More of Ninja Tune
  • Outstanding Contribution to Music (in association with Merlin)
  • TBA