Kaisers And Embrace Come Out For LIMAs
The north goes nuts for the first ever Leeds Independent Music Awards...
The first ever Leeds Independent Music Awards took place on Saturday night, honouring the increasingly mighty Leeds music scene.
The LIMAs, hosted by lauded beatbox newcomer Shlomo (a collaborator on the latest Bjork album), combined awards presentations with performances from some of Leeds's finest.
Big names in attendance at the Northern Light venue included Kaiser Chiefs, who helped put the Leeds music scene on the map in 2005, and Embrace, who dished out two of the awards on the night.
Winners included The Cribs (Song of the Year for 'Hey Scenesters'), Forward Russia! (Indie/Rock band of the Year), The Sunshine Underground (Live Band of the Year), Black Wire (Album of the Year for 'Black Wire'), Kid Kanevil (Electronic Artist of the Year) and iLIKE TRAINS (Video of the Year for 'A Rook House For Bobby').
Performers on the night included Send More Paramedics, Waking The Witch, Four Day Hombre, Kid Kanevil, That F*cking Tank, Semi Squared and Jon Gomm - one of the LIMAs organisers.
"This has been a skin-of-the-teeth success," said Gomm, "The fact that it worked so brilliantly is down to the superhuman efforts at short notice by unsung heroes like Danny North and Andrew Sockanathan and by a small army of terrific volunteers."
The team behind the LIMAs is currently in discussion about making it an annual event.
Big up to Leeds.