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This year’s AIM Awards saw Lethal Bizzle, London punk outfit Nova Twins and indie duo Wet Leg crowned amongst the 2022 winners.
Celebrating independent music, this year’s AIM Awards were held at North London’s famous Roundhouse. Welcoming live performances from The Libertines, Lethal Bizzle and Pixey, this year also saw the introduction of two new award categories: Best Independent EP/Mixtape and Music Entrepreneur of The Year.
Celebrating an array of rising talent and established talent, the AIM Awards gave thanks to Nova Twins (Marshall Records), who took home the trophy of Best Independent Track for their anarchic single, “Antagonist”. It also saw Weg Leg successfully win the UK Independent Breakthrough act and Scottish producer TAAHLIAH (untitled recs) win Best Independent EP/Mixtape for her debut EP, ‘Angelica’.
On their win for UK Independent Breakthrough, Wet Leg said via videolink: “Thanks so much for the Breakthrough award. It’s been a really wild year for us and we just want to take this opportunity to thank our team and all the other members of our new-found family. As a great man once said, “To infinity and beyond!”.
Honourable mentions were also given to acclaimed rappers Stormzy and Lethal Bizzle, who were awarded the Diversity Champion and Outstanding Contribution to Music awards. Collecting his award via video link, Stormzy said: “I encourage everyone in the room today to not just use diversity as a buzzword. Whatever position you lot are in, whatever roles you might play, try to be a real driving factor for it and not just see it as a quota or a box to tick and really see the worth and value in being diverse. Thank you to the AIM Awards and to God be the glory.”
Check out some of the winners below: