Aussie rock legends Gyroscope have returned with their first new music since 2010.
The Perth collective have dropped double A-side single ‘Crooked Thought’ / ‘DABS’ into our laps, and a stack of national tour dates to boot.
“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,” frontman Daniel Sanders says of the band’s lengthy studio breather.
“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?”
Gyroscope will be hitting the road in January 2018 for The Tour of Crooked Thoughts, rocking into venues in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth and bringing some mates along for the ride.
Adelaide’s Horror My Friend will provide main support on all dates, with the job of warming up the stage falling to local mates Hatakaze in Brisbane, Sweet Gold in Melbourne, Crum in Sydney, The Best Extras in Adelaide and The Faim in Perth.
Catch Gyroscope’s full list of tour dates, alongside new tunes ‘Crooked Thought’ / ‘DABS’ — their first new material since 2010’s Cohesion LP — below.
“Told you we never broke up,” says Sanders.
Gyroscope 2018 ‘The Tour of Crooked Thoughts’
Wednesday, 10th January
Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane
w/ Horror My Friend and Crum
Thursday, 11th January
The Corner, Melbourne
w/ Horror My Friend and Sweet Gold
Friday, 12th January
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
w/ Horror My Friend and Hatakaze
Saturday, 13th January
The Gov, Adelaide
w/ Horror My Friend and The Best Extras
Friday, 19th January
The Rosemount, Perth
w/ Horror My Friend and The Faim