Nova Twins scoop industry award
by Mike Neal
One of Band Theme’s earliest adopters, the critically acclaimed and uber-cool English rock duo, Nova Twins, have just won Best Independent Track at the 2022 AIM Awards.
It was their sizzling urban punk track Antagonist, taken from Supernova, their debut album for Marshall Records, that took the spoils at the annual awards for independent music held at Camden’s famous Roundhouse venue in London.
Beating a list of nominees that included FKA Twigs, Dave, Wet Leg (who won the UK Independent Breakthrough Award for which Nova Twins were runners up) and Overmono, the pair – vocalist/guitarist Amy Love and bassist Georgia South – continue their ever-upward trajectory since bursting onto the scene with their eponymous debut Nova Twins EP in 2016.
We wish them our congratulations for the win as they currently blaze a touring trail across North America and then Europe through October and November (see the official Nova Twins website for dates and ticket availability) and continued success in 2023 and beyond.
You can also find their music, videos, merch and more through their website (powered by Band Theme).
For more about this year’s AIM Awards including all the nominees for each category, head over to their official website. For the full list of winners, see below.
Best Independent Album in association with Spotify
Cleo Sol – Mother (Forever Living Originals)
Best Independent Track in association with Meta
Nova Twins – Antagonist (Marshall Records)
UK Independent Breakthrough in association with YouTube Music
Wet Leg (Domino Recording Company)
International Breakthrough in association with Deezer
Blxst (Red Bull Records)
Best Live Performer
Mitski (Dead Oceans)
Best [Difficult] Second Album in association with BBC 6 Music
Nilüfer Yanya – Painless (ATO Records)
Innovator Award in association with Amazon Music
Outstanding Contribution to Music in association with Merlin
The Libertines (Rough Trade)
Best Independent EP/Mixtape
TAAHLIAH – Angelica (untitled (recs))
Best Independent Remix
Champion remix of Ibeyi – Lavender & Red Roses ft. Jorja Smith (XL Recordings)
One To Watch in association with BBC Introducing
Nia Archives (HIJINXX)
Best Independent Video in association with VEVO
Jeshi – 3210 (Because Music)
PPL Award for Most Played New Independent Artist
D.O.D (Axtone Records)
Best Creative Campaign in association with Able
Maylee Todd – Maloo campaign from Stones Throw Records
Best Independent Label
Rough Trade Records
Best Boutique Label
Independent Champion in association with MCPS
Kenny Gates and Michel Lambot of [PIAS]
Music Entrepreneur Of The Year
Corey Johnson – CEO & Founder of Defenders Ent.