But the band names that makes us the most curious is the one with numbers in them. Why put numbers? Why call yourselves The 1975? Why not The 1997?
These names might not have been decided on just because, so here’s what we found out about where some band names came from:
“The leading rumor about how Maroon Five name is the some of the band members attended Five Towns College in Long Island, though they did not graduate there. The school's "mascot" is The Sounds, and the colors are Maroon and white. They got ‘5’ from the name of the school, and "Maroon" from the school's colors”.
Two door cinema club
5 seconds of summer
"'We just came up with this at school,' they explain. 'When you’re at school, you start a band, you pick a random name, and you go from there. We just kind of went for it with that name. It’s not the best name in the world, but we just did it.'"
30 Seconds to Mars
Matt says: “The name actually comes from a thesis that we found online it was written by a former Harvard professor. And one of the subsections of the thesis was titled ‘thirty seconds to mars’ and he goes on to talk about the expediential growth of technology that relates to humans and saying that we are quite literally thirty seconds to mars. What it means to us is, we thought it best described our music, in short.”
(source: Manic Haze Interview)
You Me At Six
"‘I found a mental page of scribblings. It was SO mad I couldn’t figure out whether it was suicidal or totally life affirming. What stuck with me was that the page was dated, '1st June. The 1975'".
The Click Five
"'I thought it was strong graphically and it had a variety of connotations without meaning something specific. It was short and stood out from the band names common at the time. After we discussed the list we decided to go for U2 for all those reasons'."
P.S. Thanks to U2 for the the free album you put on everybody's iPhones.
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