I think (like all band names) there’s such a worry in getting that perfect one. loads of different ones are tried out to see what sticks. To be honest… it was only until ‘Made Of Eyes’ got a chance to be tried out—was when the name ended up having more of a meaning for us, (hearing from others) about how it gives off an emotional feel towards things. Giving imagery towards the likes of a relationship, or as an individual—being that person in life that worries about anything and everything (having that worry of the world watching & waiting for you to make a mistake) just humanised so much for us. It actually inspired us to write our songs in a certain way about our own personal worries—in the hopes that it helps a person out in their situation.
We really have such a wide range (when it comes to influences). In some cases—it’s easy to say our obvious ones would be from the 2000s pop rock era, but there are definitely bits of inspiration and sounds—being so unusual (in connection with our band), that inspires—from the smallest (to the biggest) of decisions in our music. For example… there is a song (to be released after ‘Honesty’) that just would not have existed if it weren’t for The Weeknds ‘Trilogy’ album and Childish Gambinos ‘Because The Internet’ Album. Just having such a love for those, really set inspiring things in motion for that song to come. Not to mention more artists like that—affecting us as a whole, artists who have stopped and changed the direction of chart music: The 1975 and Billie Eilish to add to that list, influencing a whole movement in the music industry that people/artist/labels will be following behind for the years to come.