Related Information for Hitmen The Hitmen were an Australian indie rock band. The group went through a large number of lineup changes in its short late 1970s and early 1980s run, then regrouped under a new name, The Hitmen DTK, between 1989 and 1992.Radio Birdman backup singer Johnny Kannis first formed the group as Johnny and the Hitmen in 1977. They recorded three songs and released two of them as a 7" under Johnny's name in 1978. When Radio Birdman's European tour went awry in 1978, some.. read more