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Changing band name

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by RiffwRiter, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. Lucky Saturday

    18 vote(s)
  2. Soundmill

    32 vote(s)
  3. Keep searching for something else

    69 vote(s)
  1. RiffwRiter


    Aug 23, 2016
    Memphis, TN
    We're a recently formed americana-esque originals group. We have had a hard time agreeing on a name for the band, but took a name temporarily to be able to book a few gigs. We are recording some studio material to release and are discussing a new name, and I'd like some feedback if you don't mind.

    Here are a couple DIY demos if you want to factor the band's sound into the name fit.

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  2. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i like "soundmill." i really like your recordings/presentation --- whatever name you end up choosing = i think you'll do well with it! good luck! :thumbsup:
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  3. RiffwRiter


    Aug 23, 2016
    Memphis, TN
    JRA, thanks :cool:
  4. 3Liter


    Feb 26, 2015
    I like soundmill better as a name, but the music is more upbeat than I predicted so I think Lucky Saturday actually fits better. Nice job
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  5. Oddly

    Oddly Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    I'd go with Soundmill.
    Lucky Saturday could be confusing.

    Really liked the first recording, by the way.
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  6. GBBSbassist

    GBBSbassist I actually play more guitar... Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    I like the songs a lot. They're catchy, and still fairly unique sounding so that I can't say "OH IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT BAND".

    I'm not crazy about either of the names though. Neither sound right to me. Hard to explain.
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  7. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Of those two Soundmill is better.
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  8. 6tzguy

    6tzguy 6tzguy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Orange County, Ca.
    I was in a power trio in 1968 and we were called 'Soundmill' !!! Great name to me.
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  9. RiffwRiter


    Aug 23, 2016
    Memphis, TN
    '68? That's why I couldn't find you online :smug:
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  10. 6tzguy

    6tzguy 6tzguy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Orange County, Ca.
    I'm still here and leaving for a 3 set gig in 2 1/2 hours! Maybe try 1960's bands in Phoenix???? :cool:
  11. Secret Saturday Dance Club !
  12. RiffwRiter


    Aug 23, 2016
    Memphis, TN
    Glad you are. Just didn't find anything on FB etc when we check for uniqueness. Thanks for your input :bassist:
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  13. RiffwRiter


    Aug 23, 2016
    Memphis, TN
    Maybe we should be Soundmill Revisited :)
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  14. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Soundmill part is good, but it needs a descriptive first word in front of it. Like Mulecreek Soundmill or Black Hole Soundmill or something in that vein.
    redwingxix, Seanto, FenderB and 8 others like this.
  15. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies! Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    Just pick two random names out of a hat. The more of a head scratcher, the better. Boom, new band name.
  16. Krizz


    May 26, 2018
    Columbus, OH
    Combine the two, Saturday Soundmill
  17. MG Wolf

    MG Wolf

    Nov 29, 2014
    Due East
    Memphis Soundmill
  18. Old Black Mill
  19. bearfoot

    bearfoot SUSPENDED

    Jan 27, 2005
    Chittenango, NY
    I am being critical here -

    The 1st tune has overplaying, tons of melodic and accompaniment cliches, and vocals a bit too out of tune in places. A lot of listeners won't get past that. I would scrap the whole track, and recommend changing it to an unfamiliar key , even just a half step from where it is - to get you all out of the boxes you're in that is strangling a good song. Less instrumentation. A little melodic tweaking would also serve this song well.

    2nd one sounds better, I just wouldn't put it on a demo for booking because its a mostly negative statement about a heartless, neurotic woman who is also being praised for it. Live, I'm sure its a good time. As a first or second impression for booking, it has a lot of potential to alienate.

    I thought Soundmill the better name.
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  20. RiffwRiter


    Aug 23, 2016
    Memphis, TN
    Thanks for the input bearfoot

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