Enter Shikari up for three independent music awards


Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari have been nominated in three categories at this year's Association of Independent Music (AIM) Awards.

The band are up for best live act, hardest working band and independent album of the year for their latest record, A Flash Flood of Colour.

Elsewhere, Alabama Shakes, Frank Turner and Madness are up for two awards each.

The AIM Awards honour the best acts signed to the UK's independent record labels.

The Prodigy, Adele and Arctic Monkeys are also nominated in categories like most played independent act and best live act.

Enter Shikari released their third album this year and performed at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend and the Reading and Leeds festivals.

A panel of industry judges decides 11 prizes at the AIM Awards and three are voted for by the public.

It's only the second time they have been held. Last year's winners included 2012 nominees Frank Turner and Adele, who both picked up two awards.

The ceremony takes place on 29 October in London and is hosted by Radio 1's Huw Stephens and 6Music's Steve Lamacq.

Selected nominees are as follows:

Best live act: The Cribs, Dub Pistols, Enter Shikari, The Prodigy and Frank Turner

Independent breakthrough of the year: Alabama Shakes, Alt-J, Django Django, Grimes and Poli├ža

Hardest working band or artist: 65daysofstatic, Cancer Bats, Enter Shikari, Frank Turner and Skinny Lister

Best difficult second album: Admiral Fallow - Tree Bursts In Snow; First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar; Speech Debelle - Freedom Of Speech; The Invisible - Rispah and The Skints - Part & Parcel

Independent album of the year: Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls; Enter Shikari - A Flash Flood Of Colour; Liars - Wixiw; Future Of The Left - The Plot Against Common Sense and Rustie - Glass Swords

Best small label: Alcopop! Records, Black Butter Records, Brainfeeder, Pink Mist and Xtra Mile Recordings

PPL award for most played independent act: Adele, Arctic Monkeys, Caro Emerald, Madness and Travis

Best independent festival: In The Woods Festival, Truck Festival, Y Not Festival, Leefest and Bearded Theory