Perth band Gyroscope are pleased to announce their first studio recordings since 2010, with the release of their double A-side single, ‘Crooked Thought’ / ‘DABS’ (Universal Music Australia), out now. This is the first studio recordings since their fourth album Cohesion which debuted at #3 on the ARIA charts, the follow up to their #1 album Breed Obsession.
I guess after a while you realise where things sit. You get some idea of how things work. So, you think you almost see reality for what it is. But how can you make sense of your own reality when your own reality doesn’t make any sense? I’m awakened now, you’re awakened now. For us it’s about trying to come up with some music that would inspire us enough to once again pick up the rock tools and head into the studio. This takes time.
In regard to Gyroscope we all share the same drive to this day that drove us since the beginning. We get together on occasion for some boozy and slightly stoney evenings up at my home studio The Cabin. Sometimes through the thick haze and big beer walls we get a glimpse of an idea, and if we are lucky enough to persuade it a little, it grows. Plant, then reap what you sow. This is the season. This is our crop.
The songs aren’t about anything in particular. Well, sort of. Some words mean some things to me. Some mean others. I’ll leave the meanings for you to figure out.
Recorded in 2017 during a couple of rainy days in Perth with the infamous (meaning more than famous) Dave ‘Parko’ Parkin on board, we made a combined conscious effort to not fuck with a bunch of different guitar amps and try loads of weird sounds with these two songs. We didn’t go and try this and that in regard to overdubbing layers. We took a very live approach to it all from the get-go really. Necked some beers, plugged in and turned up… then turned up some more… then Parko would tell us to turn down… but we never did. You know? Whether you like or dislike any part of it, you’re the television. Told you we never broke up.
— Dan, GYROSCOPE
Gyroscope are Daniel Sanders (lead vocals/guitar), Zoran Trivic (guitar/backing vocals), Brad Campbell (bass/backing vocals) and Rob Nassif (drums), and will tour Nationally in January next year. Joining Gyroscope on The Tour of Crooked Thoughts for all shows will be main support Adelaide’s Horror My Friend with local acts Hatakaze in Brisbane, Sweet Gold in Melbourne, Crum in Sydney, The Best Extras in Adelaide and The Faim in Perth.
THE TOUR OF CROOKED THOUGHTS
With Special Guests Horror My Friend + Local Acts
Tickets on sale now from
Wed 10th Jan – Woolly Mammoth – Brisbane
w/ Horror My Friend and Crum
Tickets from http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/gyroscope/99015
Thur 11th Jan – The Corner – Melbourne
w/ Horror My Friend and Sweet Gold
Tickets from https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gyroscope-album-tour-tickets-38312958089
Fri 12th Jan – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney
w/ Horror My Friend and Hatakaze
Tickets from http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/gyroscope/99013
Sat 13th Jan – The Gov – Adelaide
w/ Horror My Friend and The Best Extras
Tickets from http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=79478
Fri 19th Jan – The Rosemount – Perth
w/ Horror My Friend and The Faim
Tickets from http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=79477
Crooked Thought | DABS is out today through Universal Music Australia