The Most Inappropriate Band Names Of All Time

19 January 2016, 13:10 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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James Wilson-Taylor

By James Wilson-Taylor

When the music doesn't match the name.

Yesterday, a new song went around the PopBuzz office by a band called Mass Gothic.

Now, with a name like that, you'd probably expect them to sound like this guy:


Heavy AF.

But, instead, it was more like this:

Chirpy, jangly, Haim-esque pop music. Lovely.

But this got us thinking, how many other bands have, when you look closely, the most inappropriate names? 

Strap in kids - it's list time!

1) Twenty One Pilots

Twenty One Pilots

Sounds like: An Air-Force charity album.

Reality: There's only two of them and we don't see any planes.

2) 30 Seconds To Mars

30 Seconds To Mars

Sounds like: Space-age synth pop.

Reality: Emo rock. And unless you're talking about the walk to the candy vending machine, it takes much longer to get to Mars.

3) The 1975


Sounds like: It's 1975.

Reality: It's 2016.

4) Dream Theater

Sounds like: An album of soft lullaby versions of Broadway classics. 

Reality: Basically the exact opposite.

5) Daft Punk

Daft Punk on stage

Sounds like: The Ramones in clown outfits.

Reality: Michael Jackson in a robot suit.

6) Judas Priest

Sounds like: Catholic girls choir.

Reality: Not a church hymn in sight.

7) Of Monsters And Men

Sounds like: Heavy metal core. 

Reality: Soft folk core.

8) Busted

Busted Press Shot

Sounds like: Early 90s gangsta rap.

Reality: Early 00s pop punk.

9) Men, Women and Children

Sounds like: Men, women and children.

Reality: Just dudes.

10) Mumford And Sons

Mumford & Sons 

Sounds like: A good old fashioned family folk band.

Reality: Pretty much what it says on the tin but they're not related to each other. 

BONUS: Bands who can't spell!





Sort it out guys.

Any other inappropriate band names we've missed? Add them below!