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WATCH: How Exactly Did Mayonnaise Get Their Band Name?

What do you think is the most important thing to consider when choosing a band name? Recall? Obscurity? Uniqueness? For Filipino alternative rock band Mayonnaise, it's about finding a name that best represents how they sound and what they're about. 

So, why did they end up being named after a creamy sauce? Songwriter and frontman Monty Macalino revealed it was inspired by the rock band Smashing Pumpkins song called "Mayonaise."


According to Monty in an exclusive Summit OG interview, "Nung napakinggan ko yung kanta, it best describes the sound that I wanted to create—very noisy guitars drowned with feedback and everything pero melodic." He explained, "Nag-carry over na lang 'yon kasi nung high school ako, 'yon na yung pangalan ng banda ko."

Monty never imagined they would eventually become the hit band they are today, but he didn't regret his choice. "Uso noon eh," he mused. "May Sandwich, may Cheese. Hindi ako nag-isip na may mangyayari sa amin. Naisip ko lang, 'Madali tayong maalala kasi pagkain.'"

Watch the full Summit OG exclusive interview with Mayonnaise below.

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