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THE FACES OF BRITAIN'S INDIE SCENE

Last week’s Association of Independent Music Awards afforded us a glimpse of a bunch of the top gunslingers of the U.K. indie-label sector, along with a handful of bona fide indie legends. Here’s a photo gallery from the 9/8 London event, shot by Maryam Hassan and Andy Willsher, and captioned by our own Rhian Jones.

Mute’s Daniel Miller (left) collects the award for Swans, who won the accolade for working harder than anyone else; Earache Records founder Digby Pearson collects his Pioneer Award, largely for saying “fuck yes” when the mainstream said “no.”

). Ninja Tune boss Peter Quicke (left) addresses the crowd with label founders and Coldcut duo Matt Black and Jonathan Moore for the trio's Innovator Award; Dirty HitsWolf Alice collect their Independent Breakthrough of the Year Award.

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis dons his trademark denim shorts to present the Independent Album of the Year Award to PIAS act Enter ShikariYoung Turks star FKA Twigs collects her award for Best Independent Track, “Two Weeks,” written with U.S. producer Emile Haynie.

One of the newest stars to be added to XL’s crown, breakout band Jungle, collect the PPL Award for Most Played New Independent Act; Sire founder Seymour Stein was seen later on tearing up the dancefloor (by a very unreliable source).

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