Artist info



Sounds like

Chevelle, Incubus, The Butterfly Effect, Stone Temple Pilots, Foreigner, Electric Mary

band members

Maurice Rodriguez - Vocals, Tim Chilman - Guitar, Matthew Whitelock - Bass, Gangles - Drums


The Butterfly Effect, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Motley Crue, Deftones



Like all bands worth their salt, Riot In Toytown kicked around in obscurity while honing their craft. Tim Chilman (guitar), Matt Whitelock (bass) and Gangles (drums) first auditioned, then mercilessly executed countless vocalists until Maurice Rodriguez came riding into town on a woolly mammoth. His war cries were enough to convince them that the magic ingredient previously missing from their sonic soup had been divinely sprinkled from above by some god of rock. And lo! It came to be.
By April 2012 their masterplan was in place. They conquered the sticky carpets of Melbourne, from The Espy to The Evelyn and all points in between, supporting local heavyweights such as Engine Three Seven, Branch Arterial and Bellusira along the way.

The second half of 2012 saw them enter the studio to chronicle the journey thus far. Teaming up with Australian ex-pat & Grammy nominee Jared P. Scott (Kendrick Lamar, Helmet, Ben Moody – ex Evanescence, Janes Addiction) they laid ruin to the hallowed halls of legendary Sing Sing Studios to complete their debut EP, Burn It Down.

With influences including Electric Mary, Shihad, and Chevelle, Riot In Toytown transcend their breeding to become a thorough-bred racehorse of melodic rock – one you’ll want to ride until you die.

Their debut EP - Burn It Down - launched Jan 12th, 2013 @ The Corner Hotel, Richmond. Available now on iTunes (, via their Facebook music store or at any of their shows.

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