Mark E, Jen X, Nathalie Gellé and Josh Black joined forces in the summer of 2009. Their tastes in music, the desire to write great songs and blast out a killer live show were the key factors shared by this four-piece outfit.
THE MERCY KILLS took their name from a line in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, ”It was a mercy killing”.
” Thank you ‘MERCY KILLS’ for you kick ass company on our down under tour”. Courtney Love Cobain (Twitter)
" The Mercy Kills are Australia's greatest unsigned band in 2013". Kim Fowley (facebook)
” Take the energy from 'Appetite of Destruction' era Guns 'N' Roses, mix it with some ‘Ramones’ style punk, a lot of energy and you have ‘THE MERCY KILLS’...” SF Media (Brisbane)
” Their dramatic set included flaming drumsticks and power riffs, worthy of international rock stars”. Live Music (Adelaide)
” Should you happen across a flyer with ‘THE MERCY KILLS’ written anywhere on it, make note of the date, and keep the night free”. SF Media (Melbourne)
” Big, brash, and bold were ‘THE MERCY KILLS’. The band's energy screeched like a rogue '68 Camaro right until the very end...” The Music (Sydney)
NOTABLE SUPPORT SHOWS:
Courtney Love (Aus tour), New York Dolls, Killing Joke, Everclear (Aus tour 2017 & 2020), Misfits, Deathstars (Aus tour),
Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Rose Tattoo, Tumbleweed, Supersuckers, the Bellrays,
Baby Animals, Le Butcherettes, Kadiva, You Am I, Faster Pussycat, Spiderbait, Mi-Sex, La Femme
•Wasting/Save [single] (2010)
•New Rule [EP] (2010)
•I Wanna/New Rule [single] (2011)
•Can’t Stop/Fall [single] (2011)
•Say You Do [EP] (2012)
•Can’t Stop [video] (2012)
•Don't Give it up/Little Mercy [single] (2013)
•I Wanna [video] (2013)
•Happy to Kill You [LP] (2013)
•Paradise Motel [EP] (2014)
•Paradise Motel [LP-Europe] (2016)
•End This Way [EP] (2017)
•Supersonic [single] (2018)
•Blackout [single] (2019)
•Alone [single] (2020)
•Fall [single] (2020)
MOVIES / FILM
Track ‘'Don't Give it Up' and band members appeared in promotional videos for the film.
From Parts Unknown (Fight Like a Girl):
Tracks 'Don't Give it Up' and 'Little Mercy' featured in film soundtrack.
The band members appear in various supporting roles in the movie and performs under the pseudonym 'Devil Woman'.
A track named 'Puppy Farm Massacre' especially composed for the movie.
Working under the pseudonym 'The Daisy Kills', the band penned the track 'Tarnation' for the film featuring 'Daisy Masterman' on vocals.
A feature length documentary depicting our time on the road with 'Courtney Love'.
The film features the entire set from Melbourne's iconic 'Festival Hall' as well as a variety of behind the scenes shannanigans whilst on the national tour.