FKA Twigs, Dave and Wet Leg Earn Two AIM Independent Music Awards Nominations E! News UK

FKA Twigs, Dave and Wet Leg are among the most nominated artists at the 2022 AIM Independent Music Awards.

The ceremony celebrating the hottest indie acts the UK has to offer returns September 28 to London’s Roundhouse in Camden, and the “Killer” singer and rap superstar Dave scored two nods apiece.

The two stars will compete for the best independent track in association with Meta.

Twigs’ “Tears in the Club” featuring The Weeknd, Dave’s “Starlight” and indie duo Wet Leg’s “Chaise Longue” will take on Nova Twins’ “Antagonist”, Yves Tumor’s “Jackie” and Wu- Read Home’ for the price.

Twigs, 34, is also nominated for Best Independent EP/Mixtape – a brand new category – for ‘CAPRISONGS’, while Dave’s ‘We’re All Alone In This Together’ is shortlisted for Best Independent Album in association with Spotify.

Twigs previously won Independent of the Year for 2014’s ‘Two Weeks’, while in 2020 ‘Magdalene’ was named Best Second Album.

Wet Leg – consisting of Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers – will fend off Nova Twins, Knucks, Children of Zeus and Warmduscher to be crowned Britain’s best independent breakthrough act.

The personalities to watch for 2023 are Barry Can’t Swim, Jeshi, Léa Sen, Nia Archives and TAAHLIAH.

The Best Live Performer accolade will be decided by a fan vote, open now via

Arlo Parks was the big winner from last year’s ceremony.

The ‘Hope’ singer picked up two awards at the annual awards ceremony after being named winner of the UK Independent Breakthrough Award and Best Independent Album for her highly acclaimed debut album, ‘Collapsed in Sunbeams’.

The nominees are:

UK Independent Breakthrough in association with YouTube Music

Children of Zeus (First Word Records)

Warmduscher (Bella Union)

Knucks (no days off)

Nova Twins (Marshall Records)

Wet Leg (Domino Recording Company)

International breakthrough in association with Deezer

Amyl the Sniffer (Raw Trade)

Blxst (Red Bull Records)

Kokoroko (Brownswood Recordings)

Mdou Moctar (Matador Records)

Mitski (Dead Oceans)

Best Independent Track in association with Meta

Anz – ‘You Could Be’ (ft. George Riley) (Ninja Tune)

Dave – ‘Starlight’ (neighborhood recordings)

FKA Twigs – ‘Tears in the Club’ ft. The Weeknd (Young Recordings)

Jeshi – ‘Protein’ feat. Obongjayar (Because the music)

Knucks, SL – ‘Nice Good’

Nova Twins – ‘Antagonist’

Overmono – ‘So U Kno (XL Recordings)

Wet Leg – ‘Chaise Longue’

Wu-Lu – ‘Broken Homes’ (Warp Records)

Yves Tumor – ‘Jackie’ (Warp Records)

Best Independent EP/Mixtape

FKA Twigs – ‘CAPRISONGS’ (young recordings)

Joy Orbison – ‘always slipping vol.1’ (XL Recordings)

Surya Sen – “At what cost?” (Skint Recordings)

TAAHLIAH – ‘Angelica’ (untitled (recs))


Best Independent Album in association with Spotify

Boj – ‘Gbagada Express’ (Moves Recordings)

Children of Zeus – ‘Libra’ (First Word Records)

Cleo Sol – ‘Mother’ (Forever Living Originals)

Dave – “We’re All Alone Together”

Dave Okumu – ‘Knopperz’ (Neighborhood Records)

Emma-Jean Thackray – ‘Yellow’ (Movement)

Mustafa – ‘When the Smoke Rises’ (Young)

Nilufer Yanya – ‘Painless’ (ATO Records)

SAULT – ‘NEW’ (Forever Living Originals)

Walt Disco – ‘Unlearning’ (lucky number)

Better [Difficult] Second album in association with BBC 6 Music

Black Country, New Road – ‘Ants From Above’ (Ninja Tune)

Jana Rush – ‘Painful Lights’ (Planet Mu Records)

Nilufer Yanya – ‘Painless’

Ross From Friends – ‘Tread’ (Brainfeeder)

Tirzah – ‘Colourgrade’ (Domino Record Company)

Best Independent Remix

ATO – ‘no carolina remix’ (FLOHIO) (MCMXCV)

Erike de Casier – ‘Polite (Mura Masa Remix)’ (4AD)

Ibeyi – ‘Lavender Red Roses ft. Jorja Smith (Champion Remix)’ (XL Recordings)

MF DOOM – ‘Gazzillion Ear (Thom Yorke Man on Fire Remix)’ (Lex Records)

Shygirl – ‘BDE (Kaydy Cain Remix)’ (Because Music)

One To Watch in association with the BBC

Barry can’t swim (Technicolor/Ninja Tune)

Jeshi (because the music)

Lea Sen (Partisan Records)

Nia Archives (HIJINXX)