A word of warning from the band named “!!!”:
When we started, we felt like we were doing a completely different type of music than everybody else, and we wanted a name that would set us apart. We didn’t know we’d still be answering questions about it 16 years later. The moral of the story is not to be too different, I guess. It seemed like we came before most of the triple-name bands, too. Once we were a couple of questions into an interview in Belgium, and then the journalist goes, “Where’s Karen?” She thought we were the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Awkward.
Previous Dish on band-naming here.