Tuesday, December 8, 2009

E.P. downloads, street team

What's up Killing Tones aficionados?
Downloads of our free 8 song EP have slowed to a trickle... So, we're launching an advertising campaign in order to get them juices flowing again. Be on the look out for the poster in your neighbourhood. Or even better, print out copies and give them to your friends, or stick them up in high-traffic locations (for example, your facebook page or your mum's bedroom). You can tell people that you're an integral part of The Killing Tones street team and we might even flick some merchandise your way.
If you're having a party over summer and want The Killing Tones to play, let us know and we'll see what we can do. No job too big or small.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

GC photos

Welcome to the intertubes home of The Killing Tones.

Thanks to everyone who came along to Grand Central last Thursday night. Especially those we also saw on Sunday and Tuesday nights at the Leftover Crack shows, good effort to stave off the effects of your sleep deprivation and drag yourselves into Ponsonby. I was struggling. (How great were those shows by the way?) Breaking a bass string didn't help matters but as they say, wrong notes is more notes. Bargain.

It seems like a few people are learning the words now which is super duper rad. They must have treated themselves to a free copy of our eponymous EP. You can download it for free at this link if you haven't already: http://rapidshare.com/files/300723784/The_Killing_Tones.zip Personally nothing gets me more stoked than having someone yell the words at me while we're playing, so go learn some and get yelling!

In BREAKING NEWS, some time in the New Year we're going to be recording a split EP with our handsome friends Dole Day Rage. Details are sketchy but it will involve some new songs (just need to write them) and each band covering at least one of the other band's songs (just need to learn them).

Here's some photos from Thursday, taken by the lovely Pia:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Show at Grand Central next Thursday 26 November


What are you doing next Thursday night? Watching television?

Here's a better idea - come see The Killing Tones and some other sweet punk bands at the Grand Central in Ponsonby (126 Ponsonby Rd, next to Murder Burger). Only $5!

Suckafish are braving the Kopu bridge and driving up from Tairua for the night (www.myspace.com/suckafishtfy). Streetpunx (with ois) Kaos and Riot are back from Tauranga (www.myspace.com/streetratz13). Some band I've never heard of called "The Jolly Monicas" will be there too, impress your friends with your underground credibility by being the first to know about them.

UPDATE: The Jolly Monicas are apparently an awesome surf rock band, shows what I know.

Go on, treat yourself, you've earned it.

You can still download The Killing Tones EP at this link: http://rapidshare.com/files/300723784/The_Killing_Tones.zip

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Download the EP for FREE

Here it is folks, for your listening pleasure. Please distribute it amongst your friends.

How to download:
1) Click this link: http://rapidshare.com/files/300723784/The_Killing_Tones.zip
2) Click the "Free user" button
3) Wait patiently while the onscreen timer counts down
4) Click the blue download icon
5) Save the file "The_Killing_Tones.zip" somewhere on your computer
6) Wait patiently while the file downloads
7) "Extract all files"
8) Open in whatever program you use for listening to music

Friday, October 30, 2009

Grand Central Photos

Hey hey hey boys and girls,

Here are some photographs (all taken by Rose, thanks!) from last Thursday night at the Grand Central.
The show was rad. If you weren't there you missed out, big time.

We have finally finished our E.P, totally DIY, no adult supervision whatsover. It will be up here for free download (while stocks last) once we figure out how to put it up.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Show this THURSDAY, EP update

Why hello there reader. Thanks for visiting.
We are playing this Thursday 22 October at Grand Central (126 Ponsonby Rd). If I had to guess I'd say we will be on at about 9:30pm. We actually had a practice yesterday and sounded pretty OK, so hopefully that carries on through to Thursday.
In the news, we finally recorded the lead vocals on the EP on Saturday. Now all that is required is a little tidying up and maybe some mixing and we'll be ready to start distributing it. I can confirm that it will be free in soft copy and cheap in hard copy (i.e. cassette, phonograph cylinder, 8-track, reel to reel magnetic tape, betamax digital audio, laser disc, mini disc, elcaset, and whatever else the kids are slamming along to nowadays). There will be 8 songs on it, not 9 as previously advertised. The 9th song will be locked in a vault to be buried under the new east stand at Eden Park for future generations to discover.
Stay tuned for more news, including a The Killing Tones appearance on an upcoming compilation album.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Carnival Photos

Ahoy hoy Killing Tones fans and internet travellers.

We played on Saturday night at the King Street Carnival and it was neat-o. Check out more photos below, taken by the irrepressible Sarah Wakeman. Thanks to Jeff, Sam, Bridgette and Aisha for inviting us into their home. And thanks to all the pretty girls, handsome boys and other less gender specific individuals for turning up. The Zig Zags and the KJs (www.myspace.com/thekayjays) played too and rolled out the hits.

Our next show is at Grand Central (126 Ponsonby Road) next Thursday 22 October with Dole Day Rage and Hysterror. We’re just about out of t-shirts, but will bring along what’s left in case anyone needs an injection of awesome in his or her wardrobe before summer.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Secret show tomorrow, new Killing Tones game

Hello The Killing Tones t-shirt owners, others,

We are playing a secret show tomorrow night somewhere here in Auckland. If you are one of the enlightened ones, see you there. If not, don't despair, you can instead play the new Killing Tones home game. Just learn the following lyrics to our song "Unicorn Patrol" and sing them loudly to yourself or to your friends or family while prancing around pretending to be Dave. It's easy, fun, and way cheaper than the new Beatles Rock Band game.

Unicorn Patrol
F*ck them, those mythical f*ckers
Lily white or trimmed with rainbow colours
Mace, Dave and Greg on the payroll
Of your local Unicorn Patrol
Whoa, they gotta go
Thank you, Unicorn Patrol
Backed up by Daniel LaRusso
He sweeps legs, we use sleeper holds
Ultimate prancing show ponies
Exposed as fairy tale phonies
Whoa, they gotta go
Thank you, Unicorn Patrol
Whoa, they gotta go
Thank you, Unicorn Patrol

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Killing Tones at Grand Central - Thursday, 22 October

Thanks to everyone who came along to the Thirsty Dog on Saturday night. Especially Kaos & Riot for coming up from Tauranga (the new EP is rad - pick it up from the band: www.myspace.com/streetratz13 ) and Ghost Echoes, who are sounding awesome and even managed to get the Shore Girls in attendance onto the dance floor. No thanks to Army Dave Rogan though, who convinced us to spend the door takings on Jagermeister.

We are playing at Grand Central (126 Ponsonby Road, next to Murder Burger) on Thursday, 22 October (the Thursday before Labour Day). Also on the dance card will be Riot Grrls HYSTERROR (www.myspace.com/hysterrorband) and punkers DOLE DAY RAGE (www.myspace.com/doledayrage).
Hope to see you there, here's the poster:

Friday, September 25, 2009


We're playing tonight at the Thirsty Dog on K Road. $5 before 9pm, $10 after. Hope to see you there!
Here are some photos of the last time we played the Thirsty Dog (our first ever show):

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thirsty Dog Tomorrow Night

Dear The Killing Tones t-shirt owners (and others),

We are writing to remind you all that we will be playing the Thirsty Dog tomorrow night (Saturday 26 September). We would be most grateful if you would attend. Please bring your friends. We are totally down with [insert corporate sponsor] fashion week and sh*t, so have designed some snappy new outfits to mark this wonderful occassion.

In addition, we are playing a secret show somewhere in Auckland on Saturday, October 10. Rumours surrounding this show are plentiful, and so far include a bearded lady, a bouncy castle, and a Dodge Charger.

This photo was taken by Hanna Hegan at a show a month or so back, it features Ghost Echoes' Dave Rogan and our very own Greg Judd (who we are nice enough share with Ghost Echoes):

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thirsty Dog

The Killing Tones are playing next Saturday 26th September at the Thirsty Dog. Check out the multi-cultural Ghost Echoes with their revamped line up (30% more handsome www.myspace.com/ghostechoes) and Kaos and Riot (up from sunny Tauranga for the night www.myspace.com/streetratz13).

Only $5 if you get there before 9pm (we will be on shortly after that). Lots of good beers on tap and some rad tight punk music for a way lower price and with a way better view than any Green Day show you'll see this year.

There are also murmers about another show coming up in mid October. Keep your ear to the ground for that one...

Monday, September 14, 2009

What we did on the weekend (photos)

Cheers to everyone for coming along to Westmere on Saturday night to see us play. Especially those who bought t-shirts! (Only NZ$30, let us know by commenting below if you want one)

Also to The Exiles (http://www.exiles.co.nz/) for tearing it up, particularly Harry for tripling up and being sound guy and road crew on top of his bass playing responsibilities.

Last but not least, thanks to the residents of the Westend Brothel (Ben, Sarah, Tony, others) for opening up your home to some smelly punks. Special praise to Sarah's noise control negotiation skills.

We're playing the Thirsty Dog on K Road on Saturday 26th September with our pals Ghost Echoes and streetpunks Kaos and Riot (all the way from Tauranga). The poster is up on the right-hand side of this page. Hope to see you there. The EP is mere weeks away, then we'll have some sort of party to celebrate that. Check back here for more news.

(Rush Fay, designer of The Killing Tones logo, looks down the barrel of the camera)

(The Exiles play, people dance)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

EP update

The EP is almost done. Rad. The track listing will be approximately as follows:

1. Unicorn Patrol
2. Click
3. School
4. Greg-o-lution
5. F*ck your Jock Boyfriend
6. Haterade
7. Staying Up
8. Earth Zombies
9. Creeper

All the instruments (unless you count the voice as an instrument like some music school douche) were recorded last weekend at Mace's house. We will put up some photos of recording soon. Vocals will be recorded when we get around to it. Dave is just memorising all the words.

Seeing as we have done it all ourselves (and have charged ourselves very reasonable rates for our services), it is likely that the EP will be free, or at least basically free (maybe one beer, or a gold coin donation).

Big thanks to Graeme Judd for letting us borrow his sweet korg mixer/recorder thing and some mics and cables. And also to Nate Judd for lending us some sound dampening thingees.

Reminder: The Killing Tones are playing at 9.30pm this Saturday 12th September at a secret location.

T-shirts, with logo designed by Rush Fay, will be available for purchase on Saturday night for only $30ea (cash only).

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Killing Tones - live in a living room 8 August 2009

Photos taken by Hanna Hegan

Mirror Image

Check this rad photo. (Taken by Hanna Hegan)


In the news: The Killing Tones now have a website.

Also, we're playing a secret show on the 12th of September. See you there if you're hep to that jive.