Deers And 5 More Bands That You Didn't Know Had Changed Their Name

8 January 2015, 17:12 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09


By Jacqueline Bowerman

Next up! "Zephr Song" By Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem. Uh no thanks.

One of this year's best new band Deers have (sadly) had to change their name to "Hinds" due to a mysterious email request from a Canadian lawyer - damn those pesky Canadians are at again.  So we've rounded up a few bands that you may not know had changed names at some point in their career.

Check out "Trippy Gum" purveyors HINDS brand new tour video below and let it soundtrack the following experience.


1. Twigs > FKA twigs 

An already established musician named Twigs requested she should tweak the name, so she did. We'll admit, it's the greeeeatest story ever told.

2. Silver Beetles > The Beatles

The Beatles changed their name just before they broke out. And everyone has at least one Beatles something in their home. That's some serious butterfly effect potential. What would our lives have been?

3. Tony Flow and the Miraculously Majestic Masters of Mayhem > Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Had they kept this name, they may have never got popular.  Oh no. What tragedy may have befallen us.

4. Warsaw>Joy Division

A certain lampshade-toting 1D member may have pushed them to the realm of mainstream with that t-shirt, but did you know they were originally known as "Warsaw"?

5. The Arcade Fire > Arcade Fire

The "The" once existed. It did.

We know, we know. It's almost too exciting.