UNSTOPPABLE DEATH MACHINES are a two-man collective raised in the streets of the brooklyn & Queens neighborhoods of New York City. Formed by Mike and Billy Tucci in 2009, the brothers have traveled the globe, bringing their brand of industrial-tinged art-punk from NYC'S UNDERGROUND DIY CLUB SCENE to countlesS VENUES, ROOFTOPS, WAREHOUSE PARTIES, ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS.
The duo’s raucous live performances and unique instrumentation (featuring walls of stacked speakers and face-mounted microphones, the band hand engineered) earned UDM a loyal following and rave reviews, from fans and critics alike.
The sound is fierce, vibrant and urgent drawing comparisons to indie-punk stalwarts like Suicide, Devo, The Ramones, and Big Black as well as Brooklyn contemporaries like Japanther, Lightning Bolt, and Death From Above 1979.
UNSTOPPABLE DEATH MACHINES have SHARED STAGES with artists as diverse as Daniel Johnston, Ninjasonik, Devendra BanharT, JAPANTHER, MOS DEF, FLATBUSH ZOMBIES, TRINIDAD JAMES, ZACH HILL, PISSED JEANS, DOPE BODY, BIG BUSINESS, MANOLO ROSE, SO SO GLOS, FAME SCHOOL, CEREBRAL BALLZY, SHELLSHAG, THE DEATH SET, AND BLONDIE, aMONG OTHERS.
UNSTOPPABLE DEATH MACHINES’ sonic ATTACK is matched by visual and sculptural installations they create for site-specific performances. Bridging the gap between the Art world, music, and (FOR LACK OF BETTER TERMS) underground culture, the band has earned coveted appearances at events like Miami Art Basel, Art Prize Grand Rapids, AS WELL AS opening and closing performances at the Queens Museum of Art Biennial.
A sculptural replica of the band’s gear and performance art has been purchased by private collector, Steve Wilson, and is on display as a permanent exhibit at 21C Museum Hotel.
In 2012 the band released their debut full length We Come In Peace to critical acclaim, garnering coverage and premieres from MTV, Impose, VICE Magazine, Noisey, SPIN, The AV Club, among others.
Noisey described Unstoppable Death Machines as the “new wave of devo, downtown new york avant-garde,…an electronics-sprayed attack”. SPIN went on to call the band "garage-y noise punk– heavy beats with sticky hooks and undeniable danceability." While MTV described them as "punk battling (and defeating) aliens at art school."
The band collaborated with multiple NYC-based directors on eight highly regarded music videos for album singles like “Slumlord,” "Do The Devo," “Space Time Continuum”, “Once In A Lifetime,” "Trial & Error," and “Single Clarity”– to name a few.
After completing several successful US tours and headlining capacity club shows, 2016 will see the band performing back on the road and back in the studio, as well as a return to queens museum of art summer 2016 for a closing performance oF AN EXHIBIT DEDICATED To forefathers of queens punk rock, THE RAMONES.