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the Depository of Abstruse Musical Names

Names without frontiers

It’s a hard world to make a break in.  All of the good things have been taken.  Or perhaps not...  If you find every good name for your new band, album, track, movie or whatever seems to have already been thought of, try some of our good things for the taking.  Feel free to use these names in any way you like that doesn’t harm anyone, and feel free to add your own suggestions - the suggestion box is at the bottom of the page.  Any suggestions we like will be added to the list, and you might be rewarded with a free track!  Note, though, that we take no responsibility for any way that any of these names might have already been used or might in any way infringe on copyright, trade names or good taste.

Artist Names

  • The Sensory Overlords
  • The Overexaggerators
  • Bullet, the Blues Guy
  • The New Normal
  • The Gerbils
  • Rocky Mountain Wayne
  • The Tragically Hiphop
  • Warren T and the Void
  • The Comical Brothers
  • Kitsch’n’sync
  • One Cheap Trick
  • The Blowhards
  • The Dim Simians
  • People who Enjoy being Electrocuted
  • Unaesthetic Drips
  • Imaginary Icelanders
  • Katie Like Hellua
  • The Hip Replacements
  • King Kibbutz
  • Mal Afroprism
  • The Psychobillionaires
  • The Unconscious Collective
  • The Binson Burners
  • Lou's Losers
  • The Not Bad
  • The Sharp Instruments
  • Wasabian
  • The Euphemystics
  • Vlad the Tame Impaler
  • The Penis Envoys
  • Seth Efrica
  • The New Celebrides
  • The Mild Hungarians
  • Afraidiohead
  • Hiphop Horatio
  • Très Bien Ensemble
  • The Warm Gentle Machine
  • The Cumulo Ninjas
  • The Hooves
  • Stella Overdrive
  • The Masters of Nun
  • Bon Appertiver
  • Worst Case Scenario Speedway
  • John the Boptist
  • The One Track Ponies
  • Marty Pants
  • Drex'n'Suggs
  • The Vajazzleers
  • The Cup of Tea
  • Luke Warm
  • The Ernie Ballbreakers
  • Tierce de Picardie
  • The Interested Party
  • The Living Parody 
  • the Moonlight Sinatras
  • The Damaged Gods
  • The Bloody Sundays
  • Blood Lollies
  • Cute Death for Cabbie
  • Biffo
  • The Knobs
  • The Artbreakers
  • Horst Graben
  • The Sigh Collective
  • The Whistleblowers
  • The Dangling Chads
  • The Jazz Lamborghinis
  • The Little Things that Count
  • Wäat de Föck
  • Charlotte Ann
  • the Alec Trick Choir
  • The Times New Romantics
  • Bangers & Mash
  • Boogie Two-Shoes
  • Bill Bruilding
  • Helena Handbasket
  • the Creeping Americanists
  • Yoicks and Away
  • Two Crows from Tacos
  • the Loudmouthed Schnooks
  • Love Monster
  • Mrs Toasty
  • Bar 13
  • the Faintly Ridiculous
  • Josh Rogan
  • the Damp Squib
  • the Popeye Dolls
  • Lifestyle Crumpet
  • the Young Pyjamas
  • the Adults
  • Johnny Nobody 
  • Bonox
  • The New Fandangos
  • Casual T
  • King Hell
  • Phyllis Stein
  • The Funny
  • Benny Lava
  • The Dribs
  • The Drabs
  • Art Jokes
  • The Tequila Mockingbirds
  • Alex the Seal
  • Olive, the Other Reindeer
  • Eew
  • Lords of Ambivalence
  • Gotya
  • An Electric Elk Called Simon
  • Kids These Days
  • Gefingerpoken und mittengraben
  • Der Blinkenlichten
  • Tüza Münenbeck
  • Snafu Prawns
  • The Small, Good Thing
  • The Unclean
  • The Eclectrics
  • The Coustic
  • Overwrought Iron Maidens 
  • Helen Bach
  • The Unsayables
  • Ambience Chasers
  • The Mild Hungarians
  • The Artisan Brats
  • The Mission Creeps
  • Tongue and Groove-bored
  • The Gay Old-Timers
  • The Lemmingtons
  • Front Bottom
  • Alan
  • Short Back and the Sides
  • Upsahd da Hayad
  • Thierry del Fuego
  • Dextrose
  • The Penny Drops
  • Snud
  • The Beatless
  • Robert Faceplant
  • English Pigeon
  • The Calathumpians
  • Doggerel
  • Fuzzpox
  • The Lapsed Catflaps
  • Suburban Angsters
  • The Electric Chairmen
  • The Moist Vowelettes
  • The Mauvists
  • Salt’n'Battery
  • Me and my Big Mouth
  • Toast-a-Muffin
  • The Liminal Criminals
  • The How/the Why
  • Ambioncé
  • the Anodynamics
  • Lunch Mob
  • Electric People
  • the Mooks
  • the Wanker Brothers
  • Tucked-in Tees
  • These Charming Men
  • The Happy Campers
  • Carson O'Genocide
  • Ornamental as Anything

Advertising Campaigns

Having your name against a campaign for some major corporation or exciting new product has the distinct whiff of professionalism.  And because these ones don't exist, you can never be accused of selling out.

  • the Dodge Bullet
  • the Ford Stream
  • the Pontiac Sebago
  • Plunkett guitars
  • Love Force Ale
  • Ancient Wisdom Technologies
  • Esprit Decor
  • Mr Spot Painting Services
  • United Futilities
  • Tax Aversion Therapies Pty Ltd
  • the Sitting Down is for Losers campaign
  • Class Warfarin
  • Brokelads Blokebets
  • What Bicycle is your Beard?


Movies& TV

How many times have you sat through the end credits only to not find your name there?  You could swear you didn't blink!  That's because those Hollywood fat cats don't know a good film composer when they hear one.  Get your name up in lights with these non-optioned titles!

  • Dalliance Française
  • Agatha Christie's The Proof in the Pudding
  • Paws – the Movie
  • The Scent of Pink Pussy Willows
  • Baking Bread
  • What Would You Miss if You were Dead?
  • Lick Both Ways
  • A Very Long Engorgement
  • Funding Dowry
  • Magpies: Terror in the Suburbs
  • Nightmare Café
  • 1000 Ways (of Being Inappropriate)
  • Piggy Might Fly
  • Prospectude Factos
  • Sold a Pup
  • Gone to God
  • A Case of Death
  • Sing One S'more
  • It Happened One Lunchtime
  • I Love You Cyril Connolly


Albums

  • Artisan Whine
  • Bassless Allegrations
  • Kick Back to the Click Track
  • Soul Cerebration
  • Electric Bloopers
  • Rockin' Droll
  • Typical
  • Fecund
  • La-la Land
  • Riffbuster
  • Musical Differences
  • Rocket Surgery
  • Rewarded for Mediocrity
  • Is This Thing On?
  • Bleak is the New Black
  • Death by a Thousand Clichés
  • Pain Window
  • Surface Tension
  • We Just Can’t Have Nice Things
  • Turn Me Off
  • A Blip on the Radio
  • Body Snap 
  • Scenes from the Death of Chivalry 
  • The Language of Seduction 
  • The Seduction of Language 
  • Of the Seduction Language
  • Seduction of the Language
  • Language Seduction the of
  • Floral Notes
  • Let's Get Bored
  • That Can’t be Good for You
  • This Time it’s Personal
  • Thank You Very Chordally
  • Electric Silence
  • Kiss My Art
  • No, You a Fool 
  • The Charisma Tree
  • Panty Anthems
  • Invected Psephology in Architecture
  • I Give You My Word
  • French for Beige
  • Do You Like Planets?
  • London to a Brick
  • New Yesterday
  • Cold Hard Kiss
  • The Long Beep
  • Sibelian Interregnum
  • A Boxful of Rain
  • Febrile
  • I Sing the Booty Electric
  • Hickory Daiquiri


Songs

  • Love Stinks
  • Crying in My Mind 
  • Jesus, Take the Wii Controller
  • Get Back Up
  • One Pant Walking
  • You’re So Final
  • The Folding Cartographer
  • Take it from Her 
  • You’re not welcome in my confessional
  • The Wind Blows Goodbye 
  • He Won’t Love You Any More 
  • I'm An Arsehole - I'm A Saint 
  • Drop Dead, Gorgeous
  • Goodbye Belongs to Yesterday
  • You give me what you need
  • Back to the End of the Beginning
  • All These Words Of Thoughts I Know I Am
  • Your New Stuff Ain't Shit To What Yo Done Wit Me!
  • Butcher Boy
  • Get Back Down
  • The Path Already
  • My eyes won’t see you, and my heart won’t cry
  • Nothing’s the Matter
  • Baby That was Beers Ago
  • It's Your Problem, Not Mine
  • I Never Loved You - I Just Wanted To Get Closer To Myself
  • I May Not've Loved You - But Through You I Met Me
  • You, Beautiful Phantom 
  • All Over You 
  • The Crass is Always Cleaner
  • I Wanna
  • I Don’t Wanna
  • Infernal Flame 
  • Let's be Bothered


Labels

It always boosts your credibility to be signed to a label, however imaginary.  If these labels don't exist, they should, and you should be their headline artist!

  • Artifice
  • Sub Liminal
  • Ageratum
  • Alopetia
  • Ammonia Mundi
  • Lyrical Wax
  • Iconoclastic Plastic
  • Artless


Genres

Be an instant pioneer with these cool new genres. 

  • Franciscan Punk
  • Woop-de-Doowop
  • Ars Pathetica
  • Hyperbolic Chamber
  • Ambicore
  • Porncore
  • Existential Funk
  • Rogressive Prock
  • Crock
  • Kindcore
  • Coco Pop
  • Grindcorn
  • Psychobabblegum
  • Plodcore
  • Drub
  • Snivelcore
  • Twangle
  • Dweebcore
  • Orchestral for a Knave
  • Indie House
  • Gender Trance
  • Hard Choral
  • Christcore
  • Samplecore
  • Urban Country
  • Groancore
  • Revox Pop


Musical Terms

Your credibility is never higher than when you can bewilder the otherwise well-informed with a knowledge of esoteric terminology.  We can supply you with terminology so esoteric that it doesn't actually exist:

  • Anacrisis (n) : missing the first note in Flight of the Bumblebee.  Also known as Pickup F*ckup

  • Saxophobe (n): a person who has heard Kenny G

  • Syncophant (n) : a person who sucks up to the down beat

  • Plectrician (n) : guitarist playing in the style favoured by tradesmen

  • Obstinato (n) : when the bass player refuses to play a repeated line unless he gets to do a solo
  • Entertrainment (n) : music used by sideshow hypnotists to make you imitate a chicken
  • Introversion (n) : a chord voiced so that it isn't heard

  

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