[Photo: Louder Than War]
Best band name: For sheer originality, I’m going with the Melamine Division Plates, described as an experimental surf music band hailing from somewhere in the UK. The sole claim to fame of this obscure collective is the soundtrack for a 2016 production of Jane Ek’s 1964 play, Novosibirsk. The play's plot commences with none other than Joseph Stalin himself spearheading an investigation into penguins missing from the Novosibirsk city zoo. Special mentions to the Blondie Plastic Wagon and Shiny Plastic People.