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Justice have remixed a host of varied acts, including Britney Spears, Mystery Jets and Metallica.

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Dance act Justice share their name with a a German thrash metal band Photo: Sonia Melot

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Before signing to Warner Bros, Gallows were signed to Nottingham indie label In At The Deep End. Photo: Guy Eppel

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Frontman Frank from Gallows' real name is Chris Carter. Photo: Danny North

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After a show, Gallows frontman Frank Carter's doctor once diagnosed him as having a whiplash-induced neck injury, asking: "How fast were you travelling when you crashed 50 miles an hour?" Photo: Dean Chalkley

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Nine Black Alps frontman Sam Forrest (pictured) and guitarist David Jones met in the Star And Garter pub in Manchester. Photo: PA Photos

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Nine Black Alps are named after a line in a Sylvia Plath poem.

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Nine Black Alps's first release of 2007 came in the form of 'Pocket Full of Stars', a song written by the band and Hayley Hutchinson for inclusion in the movie soundtrack to 'Surf's Up'. Photo: Danny North

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After leaving Longpigs in 1997, Richard Hawley worked as a session guitarist. Among the tracks he played on was All Saintsâ

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Sheffield native Richard Hawley is obsessed with Hendersonâ

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Richard Hawley has a side project called The Feral Cats, which he uses to indulge his love of rockabilly music. Photo: Danny North

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'Wannabe', Dizzee Rascal's duet with Lily Allen, taken from his latest album 'Maths And English', is based around the song 'So You Wanna Be A Boxer?' from the musical 'Bugsy Malone'. Photo: James Quinton

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Dizzee Rascal had a cameo in 2006 British gang flick 'Rollin' With The Nines', in which he played a drug dealer. Photo: James Quinton

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As a child Dizzee Rascal was detained for stealing cars as well as robbing a pizza delivery man. Photo: Andy Fallon

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Culture secretary James Purnell is a fan of New Yoiung Pony Club and was seen dancing to them at an MTV Video Awards aftershow party. Photo: Tom Oxley

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New Young Pony Club were originally called Pony Club, but had to change their name when they discovered an Irish band with the same name. Photo: Guy Eppel

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New Young Pony Club guitarist Andy Spence was the Music Composer for the indie Tibetan movie, 'Dreaming Lhasa'. Photo: Guy Eppel

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Jon Watkin from The Twang got done for GBH for attacking some lads with a samurai sword â

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Phil Etheridge from The Twang used to teach under 11s football in Birmingham. Photo: James Quinton

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Martin Saunders from The Twang used to work at HP Sauce in Birmingham. Photo: Sonia Melot

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When Enter Shikari won the Innovation prize at the 2007 Shockwaves NME Awards, Billy Bragg presented them with their prize. Photo: Danny North

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Enter Shikari - Shikari means 'Hunter', in Persian, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi. Photo: Danny North

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Enter Shikari are from St Albans. Previous bands to come from the town include Friendly Fires and '60s pop act The Zombies. Photo: Danny North

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The Cribs' song 'Our Bovine Public' (the first song on 'Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever') is rumoured to be about The Pigeon Detectives. Photo: Danny North

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The Pigeon Detectives used to play Cribs songs when they were starting out. Photo: James Quinton

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The Pigeon Detectives' merchandise includes football-style tops complete with band logo. Photo: Danny North

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Les Savy Fav formed in formed in 1995, at the Rhode Island School of Design. Former students of the college include Talking Heads. Photo: Pieter M Van Hattem

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Les Savy Fav singer Tim Harrington has his own range of home furnishings, called Deadly Squire. Photo: Andy Willsher

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Les Savy Fav also run the French Kiss label, responsible for releasing the first two Hold Steady albums. Photo: Andy WIllsher

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Before Hadouken! go onstage at gigs they sing an a capella version of Bloc Party's 'The Prayer', to get psyched up. Photo: Sonia Melot

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Hadouken! frontman James Smith used to produce grime records. Photo: Sonia Melot

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Hadouken! is Japanese for "wave motion fist" and is taken from a special attack move from the game 'Street Fighter'. Photo: Danny North

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Young Knives' original name was Ponyclub. Photo: PA Photos

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Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford and Jas Shaw used to be in a psychedelic rock band called Simian. Their track 'La Breeze' was used in the recent Peugeot adverts.

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Before he started the Pixies in 1986, Black Francis â

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Black Francis' real name is Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV.

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Black Francis' favourite film of all time is 'Eraserhead'.

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The Wombats filmed a mock piece of documentary footage distributed via the internet claiming to show the band breaking up due to an argument over their debut albumâ

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The Young Knives' frontman Henry Dartnall met drummer Oliver Askew in Technology and Control GCSE lessons at school in Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Photo: PA Photos

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The Wombats met at Paul McCartneyâ

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The reference to dancing like a robot "from 1984" in Arctic Monkeys' 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor' is a reference to The Reverend's earlier band 1984, predating the Makers.

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The Reverend taught Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner the art of stagecraft when he took him on tour around the North of England as his guitarist in the very earliest days of the Monkeys. Photo: Tom Oxley

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The Wombats' wombat mascot Cherub was stolen from them at a London KOKO show, but was returned after an extensive investigation. Photo: Andy Willsher Photo: Andy Willsher

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