The KillTones

The KillTones

 The KillTones started as a side project for a blues guitarist, Josh Pilot, and a singer of many regards, Clinton Vearil in 2010. Having been good friends for some years, it was decided amongst the two to start a project that howled the very essence of what rock n' roll once was, and still should be. They released a three song E.P. and headlined their first performance as a band in Middletown, Ohio at The Venue on New Year's Eve. From there, then session drummer, Zorin Mcguire, found work touring with another act. Bassist Jay Brunner also had to take time from performing to have surgery. So, Clinton and Josh, The KillTones, had to find alternative measures to be able to perform in a live setting. Having no quality musicians at their disposal, the two had to become a two piece for quite some time. Playing local shows as a drummer/singer and guitarist, Pilot and Vearil continued to build a reputation in the outskirts of Cincinnati. Winning competitions, and performing shows with such acts as Twenty One Pilots and Hawthorne Heights, the group soon put out their second E.P., "Sinnin' Hands." Beginning to lose stamina and interest, the duo knew they were not where they were meant to be. "We were a two piece out of neccessity." says guitarist Josh Pilot, "Trust me, we always knew that it wouldnt ever work as just a two piece. We needed that extra punch in the balls." After ending a summer of gigging and recording, the two decided to hire a bass player to do some shows with them. The three entered a battle of the bands. After the first show, Vearil and Pilot came to the agreement that it was time for bigger things. "We quit the battle because we knew we had to record an album if we wanted to get any bigger than right then. And, Josh didnt agree at first, but we realized shortly after that last show, that we not only needed a bass player, but a drummer too." says Vearil while sitting at the table of his parents farm house, drinking coffee. So, The two worked for a month writing nearly all brand new material, knowing that, to break out of Cininnati, they needed to write something different and special, and have something that seems to be lacking now a days. The duo quickly discovered that writing what they felt like writing, was the best they were ever going to write. It was rock. Rock at its core, with no genre specific intentions, and no lack of pure flowing energy that rarely gets caught on recordings nowdays. With the album scheduled release date still TBA, it is rumored that the release will take place sometime within a month. The group is now back to a four piece, with original member Jay Brunner on bass, and, drummer Josh Stovall, on the entire album. From here, the songwriting and entertainment duo plan high expectations and promise big news in the coming months.