Bands with the same names is a well worn path. Whether Nirvana or Death From Above 1979, the Charlatans or the Detroit Spinners, Attack! Attack! or Attack Attack!, it's not impossible to imagine two sets of creative people travelling the same lateral path of thought.
But what about soundalike names? Two seperate artists attempting to live with themselves in some sort of blissful likely confusion. We're sure there's plenty of these, and for starters, welcoming suggestions, here's ten we've come across:
Battles: Avant-everything collective with high cymbal stand
Battle: Quotable post-punks who scrapped their album at short notice to re-record it only for nobody to care when it finally came out
Catatonia: Something Cerys did between booze-fuelled passing out
Katatonia: Swedish doom metal progenitors
Ladyhawke: Pip Brown - she's just like the 80s
Ladyhawk: Vancouver AOR revivalists
May68: Touted Mancunian electro-disco
The Mai 68s: Leicestrian C86-fuzz noise
Q And Not U: Defunct, influential Washington math-hardcore
Q Without U: Fried Glaswegian psych-popsters
Sky Larkin: Angular Leeds trio. We've heard their new album, and you haven't
Sky:Lark!: Margate-based hardcore contenders
Spark: Teenage popstrel promo, bigged up by Marina and the Diamonds and set for big commercial things
Sparks: One of the least commercial commercially successful bands ever?
Status Quo: Three chords and the truth
Stat Quo: Eminem/50 Cent-backed Atlanta rapper
The Temper Trap: Huge sounding Australian advertising favourite
Tender Trap: Amelia Fletcher's current tweepop residence
Theoretical Girls: No wave pioneers fronted by future guitar army sergeant and Sonic Youth prefigurer Glenn Branca
Theoretical Girl: Southend's Amy Turnnidge's nom du electro-pop
Surely that can't be all?