Part two of this question is definitely more interesting than part one. Our name does not have any fascinating story behind it. It was a short and fun name, and we also liked the double meaning of it. That is how we chose and got stuck with the name ‘Flush’.
Discussing influences, however, could take days or weeks as there are so many. Musically, we are often associated with 90s alternative and punk rock, and we fully accept that association. But we grew up hearing 70s and 80s rock music, and we still discover exciting new music on a weekly basis, so it makes complete sense that people hearing our music make quite different conclusions on what we sound like. Some say we are skate punk; some say we’re definitely not punk; some compare us to Placebo and some to Turbonegro; and some just say “this is rock music”. The big artist influences for us would include names like Bad Religion, Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Biffy Clyro, Pavement, Helmet and Tom Waits, and tons more.