By Alan Davies
Saturday, October 20, 2012
FESTIVAL favourites Enter Shikari are shortlisted for a hat-trick of gongs at a prestigious music industry bash later this month.
The St Albans post-hardcore quartet have been nominated in three categories in this year’s Association of Independent Music (AIM) Music Awards.
Leading lights of the rock scene, the Hertfordshire group top the list of nominees with nominations for Best Live Act, Hardest Working Band and Independent Album of the Year, for their third album, A Flash Flood of Colour.
Enter Shikari said of the nominations: “It’s an honour to be nominated for not one but three awards.
“The Independent Album of the Year and Best Live Act award nominations mean a lot to us, and the Hardest Working Band feels appropriate right now (at time of writing, we’re in a jet-lagged haze in Brisbane, Australia).
“Even if we end up walking away with no actual awards, it was nice that the independent world thought of us enough to nominate us for these coveted gongs. Bring it on.”
Rou Reynolds, Rob Rolfe, Rory Clewlow and Chris Batten find themselves up against The Cribs, Dub Pistols, The Prodigy and troubadour Frank Turner in the Best Live Act category voted for by visitors to thefly.co.uk.
The rival nominees in the Hardest Working Band Or Artist award are 65daysofstatic, Cancer Bats, Frank Turner and Skinny Lister.
They face competition from Alabama Shakes with Boys & Girls, Liars with Wixiw, Future Of The Left’s The Plot Against Common Sense and Rustie release Glass Swords in Independent Album Of The Year, in association with Bird & Bird.
The AIM Music Award winners will be announced at The Brewery in Clerkenwell, London, on October 29 at a ceremony hosted by BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens and BBC6Music’s Steve Lamacq.