Artist info


Metal, Rock

Sounds like

Russian Circles, Karnivool, Sleepmakeswaves

band members

Karl O'Shea, Scott Davey, Christian Carter


Dir En Grey, Cog, Porcupine Tree, God Is An Astronaut


Balloons Kill Babies are a three-piece making heavy instrumental post-rock in Brisbane, Queensland. Succinctly described as “huge and dark,” their performances in and around the city attract audiences hungry for something different.

Since the release of their debut EP "Leviathan" and Queensland Music Award Nominated (2016) single "Patches In The Sky" the band has toured Australia and shared the stage with international and domestic giants such as Anathema (UK),The Ocean (GER), Klone (FR), Villainy (NZ), Like Thieves, Caligula's Horse, Voyager, Sydonia, Helm, Transience, Hazards of Swimming Naked, also placing #57 on Brisbane's 4ZZZ Hot 100 in 2015


"Patches In The Sky" - 2016 Queensland Music Award Nominee (Heavy category)

#57 4ZZZ Hot 100 2015

"Patches In The Sky" Metal Hammer 'Track of the week' 22/06/2015

"The new work is a triumphant, instrumentally lush tapestry of peaks, troughs, builds, explosions, sonic twists and structural turns" (

"It’s awesome to experience. The dudes prog out to their psychedelically inspired instrumental rock with the chillest vibe between them" (Heavy Mag live review)