Joy Division and its sleeve designer Peter Saville were among the winners at the Diesel:U:Music Awards in London.

On the eve of the national U.K. release of "Control," the biopic of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, the Manchester post-punk band was awarded the 4Music icon award. Peter Saville, one of the founding members of the now defunct Factory label and the Manchester indie's sleeve designer, won the contribution to music award. He designed iconic sleeves for Joy Division and New Order and also worked at Virgin, where he was responsible for album covers by acts including OMD, Wham! and Roxy Music.

The awards, staged at Koko in Camden last night (Oct. 3), also recognised unsigned artists, with winners selected by musician judging panels. Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue, producer Butch Walker and erstwhile New Order bassist Peter Hook oversaw the rock category, won by U.S. band the Features.

The winners in the electronic music category, judged by past winner Mylo along with DJ Felix Da Housecat and producer Jagz Kooner, were London-based electro duo Get Shakes. American hip hop duo Cool Kids took home the urban music award, decided by a panel made up of MC Wiley, producer Howie B, songwriter Devon Harris and Kelis.

The Diesel:U:Music Awards will be televised on national commercial TV network Channel 4 on Oct. 21.

Renzo Rosso, President and Founder of clothing brand Diesel, praised the quality of the unsigned acts.

"The standard of entries has been exceptionally high," he said, in a statement. "We have had submissions from Barbados to Bangladesh and New Zealand."