Adele and Frank Turner were the big winners at the AIM Independent Music Awards last night (November 10), which honours artists who are signed to independent record labels.
Adele won two awards, firstly for Best ‘Difficult Second Album’, where she beat off competition from Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Friendly Fires and Toddla T. She also took home the gong for Most Played Independent Act, where she saw off The xx, Arctic Monkeys and Vampire Weekend.
Frank Turner also won two awards, taking home the prize for Best Live Act, ahead of Warpaint, Bring Me The Horizon and Enter Shikari, and Hardest Working Band Or Artist, which he won despite competition from Bring Me The Horizon, Beardyman and Randomhead.
Independent Breakthrough Of Year was awarded to dance act SBTRKT ahead of The Horrors, Caro Emerald and Bring Me The Horizon.
Bjork was honoured with a special award for her Outstanding Contribution To Music at the ceremony, as was Laurence Bell, founder of Domino Records, who was given the Pioneer award.
Record labels Ninja Tune, Matador Recordings and Stolen Recordings were also given awards at the ceremony, which took place at Floridita in London.