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Ashby-de-la-Zouch
   is home to   
The Young Knives
The name is based on a misunderstanding of "young knaves", which was found by the band by rummaging through a book. [wikipedia]
Basildon
   is home to   
Depeche Mode
Basildon
   is home to   
Yazoo
Known as Yaz in the U.S.
Bath
   is home to   
Goldfrapp
Bath
   is home to   
Tears for Fears
Birmingham
   is home to   
Black Sabbath
Birmingham
   is home to   
Dexys Midnight Runners
Kevin Rowland lead singer
Birmingham
   is home to   
Duran Duran
Birmingham
   is home to   
Editors
Birmingham
   is home to   
Electric Light Orchestra
Birmingham
   is home to   
Fine Young Cannibals
Birmingham
   is home to   
Judas Priest
Formed by K.K. Downing and Ian Hill
Birmingham
   is home to   
The Moody Blues
Birmingham
   is home to   
Musical Youth
Birmingham
   is home to   
Napalm Death
Birmingham
   is home to   
The Streets
Birmingham
   is home to   
UB40
Bolton
   is home to   
Kinesis
2000-2004. Announced they were splitting up on the day their second album was released.
Bournemouth
   is home to   
Embrace
Brighton
   is home to   
Architects
Brighton
   is home to   
Brakes
Brighton
   is home to   
The Go! Team
Brighton
   is home to   
The Kooks
Bristol
   is home to   
Massive Attack
Bristol
   is home to   
Portishead
Camberwell
   is home to   
The House Of Love
Cambridge
   is home to   
Katrina and the Waves
Formed in 1981 by Alex Cooper, Vince de la Cruz, Katrina Leskanich and Kimberley Rew.
Cambridge
   is home to   
Pink Floyd
Canterbury
   is home to   
Bodyrockers
Chester
   is home to   
Mansun
Colchester
   is home to   
Blur
Coventry
   is home to   
The Specials
Crawley
   is home to   
The Cure
Godalming
   is home to   
Genesis
Hemel Hempstead
   is home to   
Porcupine Tree
Ipswich
   is home to   
Cradle of Filth
Leeds
   is home to   
Kaiser Chiefs
Leicester
   is home to   
Cornershop
Leicester
   is home to   
Diesel Park West
Leicester
   is home to   
Gaye Bykers On Acid
Leicester
   is home to   
Kasabian
Leicester
   is home to   
Showaddywaddy
Leicester
   is home to   
The Sinatras
Liverpool
   is home to   
Atomic Kitten
Liverpool
   is home to   
The Beatles
Liverpool
   is home to   
The Boo Radleys
Liverpool
   is home to   
Carcass
Liverpool
   is home to   
The Coral
Liverpool
   is home to   
Echo & the Bunnymen
Liverpool
   is home to   
A Flock of Seagulls
Liverpool
   is home to   
Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Liverpool
   is home to   
The La's
Liverpool
   is home to   
The Lightning Seeds
Liverpool
   is home to   
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Liverpool
   is home to   
Space
Liverpool
   is home to   
The Zutons
Manchester
   is home to   
The Buzzcocks
The name comes from a Manchester slang term "cock" meaning "youngster" and its use in the 1970s ITV television drama serial Rock Follies when the line "that's the buzz, cocks" or "give me a buzz, cock!" was heard. [wikipedia]
Manchester
   is home to   
The Doves
Manchester
   is home to   
Elbow
Manchester
   is home to   
The Fall
Manchester
   is home to   
The Future Sound of London
Manchester
   is home to   
Joy Division
Manchester
   is home to   
New Order
Manchester
   is home to   
Oasis
Manchester
   is home to   
Puressence
Manchester
   is home to   
The Smiths
Manchester
   is home to   
The Stone Roses
Newcastle
   is home to   
The Animals
Newcastle
   is home to   
Dire Straits
Newcastle
   is home to   
Maxïmo Park
Newcastle
   is home to   
The Pet Shop Boys
Northampton
   is home to   
Bauhaus
Oxford
   is home to   
The Egg
Oxford
   is home to   
Hurricane #1
Oxford
   is home to   
Radiohead
Oxford
   is home to   
Supergrass
Sheffield
   is home to   
ABC
Sheffield
   is home to   
All Seeing I
Sheffield
   is home to   
Arctic Monkeys
From High Green, a suburb of Sheffield.
Sheffield
   is home to   
Babybird
Sheffield
   is home to   
Cabaret Voltaire
Sheffield
   is home to   
Def Leppard
Sheffield
   is home to   
Heaven 17
Sheffield
   is home to   
Human League
Sheffield
   is home to   
The Human League
Sheffield
   is home to   
The Long Blondes
Sheffield
   is home to   
The Longpigs
Sheffield
   is home to   
Moloko
Sheffield
   is home to   
Pulp
Sheffield
   is home to   
The Thompson Twins
Sheffield
   is home to   
Wavestar
Staines
   is home to   
HARD-Fi
Stoke on Trent
   is home to   
Motörhead
Sunderland
   is home to   
The Futureheads
Surrey
   is home to   
The Stranglers
Surrey
   is home to   
The Yardbirds
Swindon
   is home to   
XTC
Teignmouth
   is home to   
Muse
Woking
   is home to   
The Jam
Wolverhampton
   is home to   
Babylon Zoo
Wolverhampton
   is home to   
Slade
Worthing
   is home to   
The Ordinary Boys


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