Band of the Week: MissFit Toys



Welcome to Orlando Weekly's "Band of the Week." Every week, we highlight one of our favorite local bands. This week, we're pleased to bring you MissFit Toys.

MissFit Toys are playing Sept. 16 at Will's Pub with Astari Nite.

Just the facts:

Who's in the band?
Richie V. Suriv (vocalist/music)
Destin Dern (keys)
Dylan Pride (guitarist & keys)

When did the band form?
The band formed in 2008

Currently available releases:
Our current release is our ep 001 currently available through our Facebook or at our shows.


Describe your sound in five words:
Experimental aggrotech industrial

Five questions:

What has been your most memorable show so far?
Our most memorable show would have to have been with Psyclon Nine, Dawn of Ashes, and Die Sektor for their "Hellions of Hollywood" tour.

Which local band is your favorite one to play a show with?
We love playing with all of our fellow Central Florida artists; they all have their own unique style and are all amazing to perform with.

What description gets used for your band that you would most
like to correct people on? Why?
One of the biggest misconceptions that we have to deal with is being told that we are like Psyclon Nine. It is true that they influenced us and our music but so did a lot of other artists. Each artist has their own style and will draw from different sources for inspiration but that dose not mean that they are all the same.

What’s your favorite thing about being an Orlando band? What's your least favorite? Why?
Our favorite thing is our fans they are all awesome and with out them we wouldn't be able to perform.

Our least favorite thing is it's out of the way for most major tours for our generation.

Any big news to share?
We also are pleased to announce our next single for our song "Pacified Suicide" set to release on 8/28 along with remixes for songs off our upcoming album.

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