All you need is a name
Here at HP Lounge, we’ve noticed a worrying trend: band’s names are getting crazier
We remember a time when every band name might have been – kind of – the same,
and it was a GOOD thing. Yes, bear with us. We KNEW how to spot the indie kids! We
could make a beeline for the T at the record shop – when those still existed – and be
happy to look through thousands of THE something something’s albums.
If you have a band, or even if you don’t, we’re here to help. Let’s bring back the
good old days of the THE!
1. The furry things
Always start with an animal. ALWAYS. Case in point: Grizzly Bear, Panda Bear –
aw! So cute! – Deerhoof, Deerhunter, Band of Horses, Frightened Rabbit, Fleet
Foxes… Oh and we almost forgot… THE BEATLES!
Pick a colour (Gold Panda), a reference (Noah and the Whale), or even a place
(Arctic Monkeys). You can also claim ownership of your animal (Wolfmother) or
simply give up and jump to step 3.
3. And most importantly
THE! Yes, that’s right. Always add the definite article – oh grammar! – in front of your
band’s name. Why? Because… Well. If it’s good enough for The Beatles, The Rolling
Stones, The Stooges, The Libertines and the thousands of other bands out there, it
should – surely – be good enough for you.
Also, you could end up with a name as awesome as The Wombats! Now THAT’s