Does It Offend You, Yeah? reveal origins of their name

Ricky Gervais is responsible

Does It Offend You, Yeah? have revealed the real reason behind the band’s name.

The foursome have moved to clear up speculation about the inspiration behind their unconventional moniker.

Speaking to NME.COM, the band’s Dan Coop explained: “Everybody thinks the name is some kind of statement but it’s a quote from David Brent in an episode of ‘The Office’.


“When me and James [Rushent] first started writing music together we decided to put it up on MySpace. We needed a name to put as our profile name so just put what was the first thing that was said on TV, we switched it on and Ricky Gervais said ‘Does it offend you, yeah? My drinking?’ so we just went with that. No thought went into it whatsoever.”

As previously reported on NME.COM, DIOO,Y? are about to embark on their first headline tour since their appearance on the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour, beginning in Bristol on March 21.

To check the availability of Does It Offend You, Yeah? tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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