- 10 Jun 21
The AIM Independent Music Awards celebrate independent music labels and artists, with this year's virtual ceremony due to take place on August 25th.
Dublin post-punk outfit Fontaines D.C. have earned nominations in two categories at the 2021 AIM Independent Music Awards for their 2020 album A Hero's Death.
The five-piece's sophomore outing - released last July - is nominated for Best [Difficult] Second Album, in association with BBC Radio 6 Music.
Fontaines D.C. are also nominated in the International Breakthrough category alongside Belfast electronic duo Bicep, Jayda G, Park Hye Jin, and Tkay Maidza.
Carlos O'Connell, Conor Curley, Conor Deegan, Grian Chatten, and Tom Coll of Fontaines D.C. met in Dublin while attending music college at BIMM in The Liberties.
The band also received a Grammy and two BRIT Award nominations earlier this year.
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Arlo Parks has been nominated in four categories, including Best Independent Album for Collapsed In Sunbeams and Best Independent Track with 'Hope'. The poet has also been shortlisted in the UK Independent Breakthrough and Best Independent Video categories.
Working Men's Club received nods in three categories; Best Independent Album for their self-titled debut, UK Independent Breakthrough and Best Creative Packaging.
"It's a real honour to be nominated for three AIM Awards, many thanks to AIM and to everyone that has backed our record," the synth-pop band said in a statement. "We can't wait to be back out playing in front of real people as soon as possible."
"Every year I find myself saying how exciting and diverse the list of nominees is at the AIM Independent Music Awards, and 2021 is no exception," AIM chief executive Paul Pacifico said.
"These awards genuinely represent the incredible array of talent and breadth of success in our community. The artists and creative entrepreneurs we recognise are innovators at the cutting edge of culture. Building on our first ever virtual event last year, we've got some very special plans for the show in August and look forward to delivering a dynamic and spectacular interactive show."
The AIM Independent Music Awards virtual ceremony will take place on August 25th, 2021.