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Gyroscope Keeps On Moving

Gyroscope Keeps On Moving

Who: Gyroscope
Where: The Cambridge Hotel
When: Saturday March 4, 2006

HERE is no messing about in the Gyroscope camp.

As soon as the Perth-based rock band wraps up its latest tour across Australia, it will jump on a plane headed for Texas, to take part in the annual South By Southwest Music Conference .

``There are only a couple of days between this tour and South By Southwest, so it's quite quick and quite full-on, but that's how we like it these days,'' frontman Dan Sanders said.

``We tend to tour in bunches and not spread it out too much because we do have personal lives back home, plus we have to keep writing so we have to make sure we hit it hard and hit it properly, and call it a day at the end of that.'' Gyroscope is heading to Texas to take part in the event for the second consecutive year and will join some 1000 bands from around the world to take part in the nine-day series.

It is a chance for bands to present themselves before media, agents and record company representatives.

``We went last year and it was great. A good experience. Stacks of other bands play there from around the world so it's just great to be exposed to so much music and so much different music. It really opens your eyes up, whether you're a punter of musician,'' Sanders said.

``Last year there were fresh, new bands and then people like Elvis Costello, Billy Idol and Brian Wilson. Going to something like that was great for us because we just wanted to check it out. ``You're left to your own devices whether you want to pursue interests of if you want to chase labels. You really just have to try and make the best of each show.''Gyroscope will make the most of its time overseas by also playing a handful of dates in New York City. Last year the quartet performed in the US on the eve of the release of its second album, Are You Involved? It has landed the band a total of six WAMi award nominations, including one for Most Popular Album, and was named as one of Rolling Stone's top 50 albums of last year. Last week, Gyroscope was celebrating after winning WAMi awards for Most Popular Album, Most Popular Live Act, Best Rock Act and Best Punk Act.

Gyrsoscope is touring on the back of its new single Fast Girl and will perform two shows at the Cambridge Hotel on Saturday.

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