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Folk bands with names that make you think they sound like they're purveyors of thrash metal, for example.
Eagles of Death Metal
I thought they'd be some kind of death metal band for a loooooong time
they're my favourite band now (one of)
sums them up perfectly. A bit ridiculous and OTT and everything-plus-the-kitchen-sink thrown at the songs.
my bloody valentine (sound like an emo band)
and they all thought they were some goth band
Always gets confused with Bullet for My Valentine. "you'll grow out of it etc."
"I heard the title Vampire Weekend and I thought, 'Oh, man, that's gonna be great. I gotta see it.’ And there are these guys with little Gap T-shirts on and I'm going…’What happened to the balls in rock 'n' roll?"
....gave me the impression they erre some kind of noisy NIN type band....
Wonderfully dynamic and hard rocking. Not in the slightest bit droning. Incredible band too.
I was expecting some sort of crust-punk. And got English whispy folk.
Were pretty good to be fair, but the name jarred.
stuff named after books is almost always going to be folky and whimsical
The XX (I don't know if that's just me; when I first heard the name, I thought I was in for some riffs.)
I think Flying Lotus suits his music perfectly, beyond perfectly. And Joy Orbison too
They're one of my favourites
Slasher-obsessed gonzo metal splatter-core played by loners with face-masks? Nope.
I want to see Ben Gibbard operating a line of exploding robots while Chris Walla wears cut-out cardboard thought bubbles on his hat.
I'd love to hear Gibbard sing about his pink half of the drain pipe.
It wasn't my choice, but I listened to SilverChair today. I don't think the names suits their grunge-y music.
(UNLESS you knows your history)
Their name, combined with the album title Dragonslayer, made me think they were a metal band for AGES. Don't know why, but I did.
Sounds flowery and frolicky.
You think: Tough guy latino hardcore crew from East LA purveying frantic triple-fast street anthems.
You get: The sonic equivalent of wetting yourself during a village fete.
they were in the 'metal' section in HMV too for a while the I heard Sleep and IT BLEW MY TINY 16 YEAR OLD MIND
Ah, my bestest godspeed tune ever.
What you expect: fucked up death metal.
What you get: exceptionally brilliant synth pop.
the birthday party
jesus and mary chain
are exactly how they sound, especially boredoms, teenage fanclub and jesus and mary chain
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
I think Butthole Surfers sound exactly like you'd expect.
The Thrills really annoyed me because they actually sound like they should be called The Sleepy Jackson. They should sound like Ikara Colt or Japandroids with a name like that.
I presumed they'd be another shite White Stripes like blues-rock bunch of big haired, side-burn toting rock blokes.
I read shit, I hear shit. Peace.
should've been called This Will Bore You To Death.
skeet skeet west yorkshire reprazentin'
Eluvium is not a metal band.
Volcano The Bear - too many affiliations with Minus the Bear
Marnie Stern - thought it was acoustic
Acoustic Lady Land - same
So So Modern - sound a bit emo
Thee Oh Sees
all kinds of sadness when the 15yrold me heard 'rocks' :(
sounds like it should belong to some kind of Grindcore offshoot rather than one of the best indie bands ever.
I wanted much more noise than i was provided with.
In another world they were called the Stereophonics and nobody noticed the difference
from the same school as Radio Head and Stereo Phonics' 'we're in to music and sounds innit'. Dreadful, dreadful naming.
but we don't half get a lot of mislead goths adding us and stuff. oh, and a healthy mix of mislead Christians and mislead devil worshippers.
can't imagine why...
Folktastic, not metal of any sort.
even though it's probably the kind of thing I'd love
That's how much I hate that name
Not metal at all. "What Do You Want Me To Say?" is a TUNE.
...and called it the "Death & Dismemberment tour". I imagine there'll have been a few disappointed metalheads at those gigs.
but aren't they quite serious?
Sounds like some naff dance act. oh, wait thats what they turned into on most of their last album.
Not what you expect from a band named after an album by THE Band
sounds like an awful screamo band
b/c a critic gave their previous band's material a bad review, calling it little more than daft punk?
I kind of expected them to be a fairly bog standard indie group rather than a brilliant tribal/experimental post punk group.
sounds like an overly sedate band when they really aren't.x
also, job for a cowboy. x
pearls before swine
the wolfgang press
I always thought they sounded like they should be an Eastpack Wearing, skateboard carrying, socially conscious hip hop group.
I suppose their name does come from tone deaf though.
I was expecting full on electronica n beats.
Not about war, but 'hauntingly beautiful,' and just signed to 17 seconds records.
This name, and the fact that i heard they were supporting Good Shoes (the worst name ever) made me think they were a very boring and average indie band. THEYR'E INCREDIBLE!!!!!
Rubbish band name. Good music.
ain't that tall.
Sjhould be progessive / ambient / post rock soundscapes.
NOT FUCKING POP.
Arcade Fire's Funeral album, as I presumptiously thought(wrongly) that it was goth or emo dirge.
today i was surprised