We are excited to announce that some of our artists have been nominated for the Association of Independent Music Awards 2015 that will be held on the 8th of September at The Brewery in East London!!
Best Difficult Second Album:
Nadine Shah – Fast Food – (Apollo / R&S)
Born from a fervid 2 month writing session, Fast Food exists on a knife-edge – every bit as dramatic as we’ve come to expect from Nadine but with a sharpened eye for all things hook laden. Recorded live at Ben’s studio The Pool the albums jagged nature is owed in part to the contributions of guitarist Nick Webb and bassist Pete Jobson (I Am Kloot).
Building on the bruised honesty and charm of its predecessor, Fast Food rings with the confidence of an artist completing their most coherent musical chapter to date. “The last album took so long to make that by the time it came out it didn’t feel like it was a very clear representation of where I was musically, but this time it’s different,” Nadine explains. Fast Food is a more concentrated effort: it is the sound of Nadine as she is now – stepping out from behind the piano and growing with immeasurable confidence.
After releasing 10 separate singles and featuring on well over 10 other tracks, 3 of which hit the UK top 40 in the same year, Jme Boy Better Know’s head honcho is back with another album, another full dose of the mind of a grime lunatic.
It’s been nearly 5 years since a Jme album, This project will definitely satisfy the people that waited it out. From the get go, you will realise this is one for the club, one for the long drive, one for the bedroom ravers. And it ends with the title track, as a reminder, ‘Integrity>’ (Integrity is greater than everything).
PPL Award For Most Played Independent Act:
Justin Clarke from East London aka Ghetts (formerly Ghetto) has been making huge waves in the UK music scene for over a decade. Coming through N.A.S.T.Y. Crew alongside the likes of Kano, Dizzee Rascal and Wiley, Ghetts solidified his pathway to grime’s A List.
Last year Ghetts’ long-awaited album ‘Rebel With A Cause’ took things to a whole new level. The awards for Best Male at The Urban Music Awards and ‘Hardest Working Artist’ at the AIM Awards as well as a BET Nomination followed and he is now currently pushing things forward across Europe as well as working on new material.
Find more about the AIM nominees for the 2015 awards here: