Mixing country, blues and acid house, Alabama 3 formed after Rob Spragg and Jake Black met at a party in Peckham, South London. They christened their new band First Presleyterian Church of Elvis The Divine before renaming themselves Alabama 3. They signed to One Little Indian in 1997 and released their debut album Exile On Coldharbour Lane the same year whose track "Woke Up This Morning" became the theme music to the legendary HBO series Sopranos. The dissolute genre-mashing Brixton troupe returned in 2000 with a bigger platform and more matured second album La Peste. 2002's Power in the Blood proved to be their best yet, a vivid 15-track slab which combines the finer aspects of their previous outings and is soundly built around the band's uncanny ability to fuse their electronics with genuine heart and soul. Featuring an inspired cover of Springsteen's "Badlands."