As the title asks – what is it about strange band names? I know I’m not the only one that is lured to trying out new bands solely because of their name. Thus is the case with Poppy No Good and the Phantom Band, heretofore shortened to Poppy No Good. Frostclick alerted me to this band, a 5-piece band from France that plays a lot of different instruments to create what Frostclick calls “an overall weird alternative, pop rock vibe.”
Valerie over at Frostclick unfortunately doesn’t speak French, so couldn’t read many of the descriptions available for Poppy No Good. Well, here I am to offer my assistance as a French speaker! It actually looks like they’ve put a lot of thought into their name. Some of the words are a little beyond my understanding, but I got the gist of it.
Basically, Poppy No Good lists their influences and musical qualities as similar to the Beatles, Nick Drake, and The Doors (“Poppy”); while the ‘No Good’ portion comes from influences from punk bands like Sonic Youth, The Stooges, and so forth.
Anyway, you really CAN hear their influences in their music. That’s not to say they’re imitating other sounds from more established bands; they do have their own unique offering to the music scene. You can find the download link over at Frostclick: