Killtoys are an Australian rock outfit, originating from Brisbane Australia.
Their sound is versatile insofar as its sense of innovation; the grit, passion, and rhythm of classic and modern rock is prominent, echoing the spirit contained in the great Australian rock bands such as Midnight Oil, Spy versus Spy, and Magic Dirt. This is complemented by undertones of iconic British alt-rock – from the dirty licks inspired by Killing Joke, to the rawness found in Radiohead’s, Pablo Honey – which, together form the canvas upon which frontman, and guitarist, Mick Bristow brings an Iron Maiden-meets-Kaiser Chiefs lead vocal that is naturally punctuated by his native accent.
Having formed in 2019, the 3-piece group from Brisbane have been playing together in previous bands for a while, most notably The Pretty Fingers who released ten records and had their music aired nationally and internationally on radio stations big and small worldwide as well as playing many great shows with major Australian, American and UK artists. Killtoys members are Singer/guitarist Mick Bristow, Stav Tsolakides Bass guitar and Bevan Bancroft on Drums.
So far Killtoys have performed a few shows with Australian acts such as You Am I, The Superjesus, Diana Anaid, and created their own shows with some great independent bands as well. Killtoys is a unique live act that sets out to create a compelling narrative for its audience with a cascading, yet energetic structure that ensures interest and drive throughout the set.