just stumbled across this while searching the internet. i hadn't realized we were so polarizing.
not that it matters, but in my band's defence, you people are using our name in the social context you're used to. read it literally, just as a bunch of words, and it can mean all kinds of things (like 3 grown men "gloriously" uniting to make music... it's funny!). the fact that it seems to be so provocative just makes it better.
the bbc's bob harris, old grey whistle test producer, told me he loved it and we've had mixed reactions from brits otherwise.
thanks for posting these!
love, ryan brown glory glory man united's drummer.
you people are using our name in the social context you're used to. the fact that it seems to be so provocative just makes it better.
I think you're being hopelessly optimistic/naive if you're expecting your band name not to be divisive. I'd take a reasonable guess that there will be many, many UK music fans who won't get any further than the name before writing your band off.
Not to mention the fact that they are a really fun and exciting band. A great blend of styles, and very dynamic. I described them as "prog-pop" when promoting a show our bands played together. Great guys, and awesome musicianship. Go check them out if you have the chance!