“What are we going to call our band?”
It’s an important question. The Talking Heads, New Order, The B-52’s, The Pixies, Neutral Milk Hotel, even The Beatles… they’ve all asked it.
If you are having trouble tapping into that wellspring of band-naming creativity the Elephant 6 Collective so deftly plumbs, never fear. We have the perfect solution: use refrigerator magnet poetry kits to make your very own band name generator!
Simply put the tiny magnets on your fridge, fill the fridge up with your friends’ favorite beverages, and throw a party. By the end of the night you’ll have an amazing selection of band names to choose from. It’s how crowd-sourcing worked before the invention of social media!
Years ago, the selection of refrigerator magnet poetry kits was pretty sparse and mainly consisted of more adult themes, but these days there is an amazing array of poetry kits available that you can mix and match to best suit your band’s theme and song motifs.
So maybe you are trying to keep it clean and looking for something a bit mystical for your ethereal wave goth band? No problem. Just combine the Unicorn Lover Magnetic Poetry Kit with the Vampire Kit. Boom!
What’s that? You’ve searched the seven seas for the perfect name for the new steam punk pirate metal music project you and your friends have been working on? Arrrgh, feast hardy me mateys! The Pirate Magnetic Poetry Kit mixed with the Apocalypse Kit is the perfect solution!
Even if you are putting together a Zombie Surf band, there are magnetic poetry kits for you! The possibilities are endless!
But this idea goes well beyond a simple band name generator. Magnetic Poetry Kits also work well for coming up with great song and album titles, so they are the perfect accent for your practice space beverage fridge or filing cabinet.
And if you are already a band with international acclaim, you will still need to generate some clever throw away band names for those secret shows. We wouldn’t be surprised if R.E.M. had used the Obscenities Magnetic Poetry Kit to come up with “Bingo Hand Job“, the name they used for a few of their secret shows.
A good band name can take you far, and that perfect name for your band could be waiting for you right now on your refrigerator door!
By the way, if you are on a super tight budget, any band names you see in the photo below are free for the taking! We can’t wait to hear about Fling Eagle’s first world tour!