It’s hard to remember the full story behind the name. It was in our younger days when everything was fun, partying and rock’n roll, all day and every day. ‘Flush’ was short, concise and could mean a few different things. We obviously enjoy the toilet humour aspect of the name too, as is clear from our logo.
Bad Religion was a key influence in the early days. Fast and melodic, no unnecessary tricks or gimmicks. The 90s was an important time with punk rock, grunge, alternative and noise taking over the rock scene, instead of posers and those who were in it for shallow causes. Sonic Youth is an important influence, as are Helmet, Pavement, Mudhoney, Radiohead, Hüsker Dü and many, many others. But there are tons of influential music done today as well. Biffy Clyro has consistently been the best rock band of the last decade, Against Me! and Idles are the best punk bands of the last 10 years or so, and bands like Menzingers, Spanish Love Songs, Gang of Youths, Metz and many others make amazing, creative music. There is some really cool black metal and hardcore out there too, with Converge, Primitive Man, Full of Hell and others pushing the genre boundaries and creating very cool sounds.