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Deal Means Hard Work Hits Overdrive

Deal Means Hard Work Hits Overdrive



Who: Gyroscope, Summerset
Where: Northern Star Hotel
When: Saturday June 19, 2004

NO ONE can question the strong work ethic of Perth band GYROSCOPE. Since forming in 1997, the four- piece has completed countless tours across the nation and made a point of building a reputation as a dedicated live act.

Now after six years, Gyroscope has secured a record deal with FMR, sending the band's tour schedule into overdrive supporting BLINK 182, THURSDAY, THE LIVING END and THE GET UP KIDS. ``In the last year we've grown tenfold,'' frontman DAN SANDERS said.

``The backbone has always been there, having played as much as possible with all sorts of bands and having that diversity.

``The years until now have prepared us for what we're doing at this moment.

``We've done the hard yards.'' Signing with a major record label has also given Gyroscope the chance to release an album, a feat to which it has aspired since day one.

Sound Shattering Sound was the title of Gyroscope's debut album and saw the band team with renowned Perth producer SHAUN O'CALLAGHAN who had worked with the band on earlier EP releases.

``It's not a drab album,'' Sanders said.

``The music that drove us the most were albums like WEEZER'S debut or FOO FIGHTERS' The Colour and The Shape. ``They were more of an adventure rather than just being a 40-minute album.

``I think we got there in the end.'' Sound Shattering Sound features the TRIPLE J favourites Doctor Doctor, Driving For The Storm, Midnight Express, Safe Forever and a reworked version of Misery from the Safe Forever EP.

Gyroscope's tour starts in Toukley at THE BEACHCOMBER tomorrow night and will land at the NORTHERN STAR HOTEL on Saturday night with New Zealand band SUMMERSET.



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