When it comes to iconic dance-pop duo Daft Punk, mystery clout is the name of the game. When it comes to their actual name, however, the mystery seems to have dissipated. In a recent cover story from the Telegraph, which explains how various bands like The Rolling Stones, Nickelback, and more all got their names, the electronic dance duo started out as Darlin’.
The two-piece outfit decided to change their name from Darlin’ after one reviewer called them “daft punky thrash.” As the Telegraph goes onto to explain,
Previously called Darlin’, after the title of a Beach Boys song, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter changed their name to Daft Punk after a review in Melody Maker in 1993 described their music as “a daft punky thrash.”
It’s an interesting account about how the perfect name just seems to strike in a moment and straight to the heart.