Adele up against Radiohead at AIM Independent Music Awards


Adele, Radiohead and Stormzy are among artists nominated for this year's AIM Awards, which celebrate independent music labels and artists.

Radiohead are one of the 10 acts up for the independent album of the year award, with A Moon Shaped Pool. Artists they are up against include Brian Eno with The Ship and grime artist Skepta, whose album is called Konnichiwa.

Thom Yorke of Radiohead, who are nominated for both best album and track (Charles Sykes/AP/PA)

In the track of the year category, Adele's single Hello from third album 25 faces rivals including Radiohead's Burn The Witch, Skepta's Man, and Major Lazer ft Nyla & Fuse ODG's song Light It Up.

More than 40 artists are nominated across 15 categories, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on September 6.

Adele at the Brits

MOBO award winner Stormzy is a contender for breakthrough of the year, up against acts including French singer-songwriter Christine And The Queens, US folk-rock singer Father John Misty and rock band PVRIS.

North London rockers Wolf Alice, who were nominated for best rock performance at this year's Grammy Awards, compete for both best live act and the PPL award for most played new independent act.

StormZy at the South Bank Sky Arts Award

We already know that former Moloko frontwoman Roisin Murphy has won the coveted outstanding contribution to music award, while Richard Russell - the owner of XL Recordings, which represents Adele, Radiohead and Damon Albarn - will be handed the pioneer award.

The awards are organised by the Association of Independent Music and are in their sixth year. They honour music from outside the big three labels: Sony, Warner and Universal.

Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice, who have two nominations (Yui Mok/PA)

Alison Wenham, CEO of AIM, said: "Where else other than the AIM Awards would you find grime acts going head-to-head with hardcore punk bands and electronic producers?

"The shortlisted nominees represent a huge diversity of artist and genres, and highlight the fact that the best place to be in the music industry right now is the independent sector."

The AIM Independent Music Awards will be held on September 6 at The Brewery in Central London.