THE MERCY KILLS is a four-piece rock band from St.Kilda (Melbourne) featuring Jen X Costello on bass, Nathalie Gellé on guitar, Josh Black on drums and Mark Entwistle on guitar and vocals. Mark Entwistle began The Mercy Kills in 2006 as a three piece but gigged around Melbourne together as a quartet since 2008. Mark E, Jen X, Nathalie Gelle and Josh Black fell in together over similar tastes in music (Sonic Youth , New York Dolls, Iggy Pop, Ramones…) and the desire to kick out a great live show. Half male-half female distortion fuelled quartet, their music has been described as brash, bold, dirty, energetic, and sleazy. All compliments they’ll gladly accept. THE MERCY KILLS took their name from a line in Rocky Horror (« It was a Mercy Killing »). After recording a couple of EPs, they were proud to finally release their debut album ‘Happy To Kill You’ in 2013. They’ve been lucky to play regularly at some of Melbourne’s finest rock ‘n’ roll venues such as The Espy, The Corner and Cherry Bar. They’ve picked up a few great supports too including Killing Joke, DeathStars, Misfits, and Mi-Sex, some of which saw them travel interstate. They’ve had some other great wins along the way as well. They hooked up with and interviewed legendary New York band, the New York Dolls for Australian Musician. Their track ‘Can’t Stop’ was featured on the soundtrack of an Australian movie called ‘Murderdrome’, the world’s first Rollerderby/slasher/zombie film. Their latest release is a new 4 track EP. Needless to say, their momentum has been building organically year by year to the point where they were able to score our biggest win yet … the support slot for the Courtney Love ‘You Know My Name’ 2014 Australian tour. Since 2015, the band kicked with high energy shows, and is now prepared to kick ass Europe. With the support of PARADISE MOTEL, their first Europe album release, they’re coming for a full throttle tour of clubs and Festivals. So be ready, they’re going to kick your asses like a troop of Tasmanian rock devils.