What’s in a Name? - Tom Chapman of ShadowParty on the Origin of the Band’s Name

ShadowParty Out Now via Mute

Sep 12, 2018 Web Exclusive By Tom Chapman Bookmark and Share


What's in a Name? is our recurring guest blog series where an artist writes about how they came up their band name. For this edition we hear from Tom Chapman of ShadowParty.

ShadowParty is a new band that features members of New Order and Devo, among other bands. Their self-titled debut album is out now via Mute. The band features Chapman (former Bad Lieutenant bassist and a member of New Order since 2011), former Rentals member and current Devo guitarist/keyboardist Josh Hager, Phil Cunningham (co-founder of 1990s Britpop band Marion and New Order's guitarist since 2002), and Jeff Friedl (who drummed with Devo from 2008 to 2014). The album features various special guests, including The Verve's founding guitarist Nick McCabe, Denise Johnson (who was in Primal Scream from 1990 to 1995), LA-based DJ Whitney Fierce, and Manchester-based arranger Joe Duddell (who has worked with Elbow and New Order).

Read on as Chapman explains how ShadowParty consisting of members from so many other notable bands actually inspired their name.

Shortly after Josh Hager and I met in 2014 and started working together, Josh joined the band Devo. We used to compare stories and notes about our experiences in both New Order and Devo. Eventually, Phil Cunningham and Jeff Friedl would join in. We had a good laugh or two talking about meet and greets after the shows. We would all be sitting at a long table with our respective bands and, sure enough, fans would come along and skip over us for autographs. Usually with a "no offense, man" to which the automatic reply was always "none taken." This was the nucleus for coming up with a band name! What if we could create our own party, our own sound?!

The process of finding a band name wasn't an easy one!

A long list of name ideas was drawn out. Each week we would discuss it and try to agree on a name.

Josh particularly liked the name "Kunst" which means "Art" in German. I liked it too, but didn't think the band would get any airplay with a name like that!

"Stars of Suburbia" was another suggestion as a working title. But-since we were all standing in the shadows of such iconic giants-we settled on ShadowParty. It was supposed to be an anti-supergroup-our own music, our own voice. In devotion we eventually found order.

www.twitter.com/shadowparty_

www.facebook.com/shadowpartymusic/

www.mute.com/artists/shadowparty

Support Under the Radar on Patreon.



Comments

Submit your comment

Name Required

Email Required, will not be published

URL

Remember my personal information
Notify me of follow-up comments?

Please enter the word you see in the image below:

Henry Garreau
September 13th 2018
4:40am

wow men, people always known by their work and it is well know fat.this band is rising star.

Joyadelfin
September 14th 2018
6:25am

Good
Muslim Mantra For Love

Caryn Cowles
September 14th 2018
10:58pm

This band are the best! Hope to see more music events. Id love to write a essay for me about this topic.

ninadordev
September 15th 2018
1:55am

Thanks a lot for sharing. Keep blogging,
Muslim Kala Jadu

Manhattan Review
October 30th 2018
5:29am

Manhattan Review is a global company that has been faithful for supporting, encouraging, and assisting students. Find GMAT Coaching center

Manhattan Review
November 9th 2018
1:05am

Manhattan Review is a global company that has been faithful for supporting, encouraging, and assisting students. Find Manhattan GMAT Coaching center

asdasd
December 22nd 2018
4:45am

I am happy to find your distinguished way of writing the post. Now you make it easy for me to understand and implement the concept. Thank you for the post.
Acupuncture Clinic Tucson

bbnnnn
December 22nd 2018
7:38am

I was looking at some of your posts on this website and I conceive this web site is really instructive! Keep putting up..
HVAC repair Tucson

nnbbbb
January 27th 2019
1:06pm

Thanks for taking the time to discuss that, I feel strongly about this and so really like getting to know more on this kind of field. Do you mind updating your blog post with additional insight? It should be really useful for all of us.
Simple Web Tutorials

Easel Stand
January 27th 2019
11:10pm

Great articles and great layout. Your blog post deserves all of the positive feedback it’s been getting.

bhai
February 12th 2019
1:08pm

I just want to let you know that I just check out your site and I find it very interesting and informative..
jemako art wischen

massii0
February 15th 2019
1:39pm

I just want to let you know that I just check out your site and I find it very interesting and informative..

Gavazzi

mendis
February 22nd 2019
12:44pm

I just want to let you know that I just check out your site and I find it very interesting and informative..
HOW TO WATCH WEB SERIES WITHOUT SUBSCRIPTION

kelly
February 24th 2019
11:18am

I was looking at some of your posts on this website and I conceive this web site is really instructive! Keep putting up..
website security check