In this week’s episode of “You Should Know,” Billboard sat down with Dylan Minnette, Braeden Lemasters, and Cole Preston of Wallows to find out how they settled on their band name, which actors would play them in a movie, who their biggest musical inspirations are, and what fans can expect from their forthcoming debut album.
Asked how they came up with the band name Wallows, Preston tells Billboard that Lemasters loves the video game Tony Hawk's Underground and that in the game, there is a level called Wallows (which is also the name of a real skate spot in Hawaii). As for a few alternate band names that they could have gone with, Hidden Couch and The Visors were both on the list.
If a movie were to be made about Wallows, Lemasters notes that it would be called The Perks of Being a Wallowflower, since everyone thinks Minnette looks like the film's star Logan Lerman. “I've been told that I look like Ezra Miller,” Lemasters adds, while also joking that Preston looks like Lerman's co-star Emma Watson.