There are two bands with the name Gyroscope. The first is a pop punk/alternative rock band from Perth, Western Australia formed in 1997 by Daniel Sanders (vocals, guitar), Zoran Trivic (guitar), Brad Campbell (bass), and Rob Nassif (drums). They recorded their first demo cassette, First, as Gyroscope Sunday in 1998, and took up playing regularly on the Perth live circuit whilst also finding time for work and school commitments. The second is a psychedelic jazz outfit from Quebec, Canada.
Kisschasy is an Australian alternative rock band formed in Victoria, Australia in 2002. Since forming, their line-up has consisted of lead vocalist Darren Cordeux, bassist Joel Vanderuit, guitarist Sean Thomas, and drummer Karl Ammitzboll. The band has released three studio albums, two of which are gold certified, two extended plays, a documentary DVD and a compilation album in their 7 year career, selling in excess of 90,000 records.
El Ten Eleven is a Los Angeles-based instrumental rock duo consisting of Kristian Dunn and Tim Fogarty. What separates El Ten Eleven from their musical peers is that they are only two musicians on stage creating pounding landscapes of sound with no laptops or sequencers. Dunn switches off (sometimes mid-song) between a double-neck bass/guitar and a fretless bass, while his feet dance on an extensive floorboard of looping devices and effects pedals. He plays everything live, loops himself and juggles all the layers of tracks on top of each other.
Tobias Priddle grew up playing music on the east coast of NSW.
After playing in a string of bands through high school he finally settled into a band called The Inheritors.
There he played countless shows around Sydney and the Central Coast and ended up touring with a bunch of great bands up and down the East Coast..
After deciding that he needed a break from music for a while he packed up shop and relocated to Melbourne to build a studio for a good friend.
It’s been a little over a year since this Sydney Progressive hard-rock band established themselves as Breaking Orbit, and it has been a year of tremendous growth on a personal and national scale. Breaking Orbit began 2010 supporting Australian music heavyweights such as Cog, Dead Letter Circus and MM9, as well as sold-out home town headlining shows, and an array of trips up and down the east coast of Australia in support of the 2009 EP.
Children Collide are an indie rock band from Melbourne, Australia. Their debut album, The Long Now was released on 11 October 2008 and was produced by David Sardy. Johnny Mackay (guitar, vocals), Heath Crawley (bass) and Ryan Caesar (drums) formed the band in Melbourne a few years back after hitchhiking their way from Lismore. As founding members and principle songwriters, Johnny and Heath play raw over-driven rock, oozing a range of influences.
MM9 (also known as Many Machines On Nine) formed in 2002, first brought their brand of hard-edged electro-rock to the stages of their hometown of Sydney, Australia and created a groundswell of support that has firmly established them as one of Australia's premier touring acts. Equally at home playing traditional rock venues, mainstream music festivals, dance clubs, or massive underground rave parties; MM9 is a band whose versatility is matched only by the sheer potency of their stage presence.
Bertie Blackman’s first encounter with her artistic self came as a child sashaying across her mother and father’s paint strewn studio floor. The daughter of iconic Australian artist Charles Blackman, not many musicians can boast a foundation of emotional expression like Bertie.
Bertie first stepped onto the scene with ‘Headway’ (2004), her folk-inspired debut album. The single ‘Favourite Jeans’ became Bertie’s radio breakthrough and saw her dubbed “Australia’s underground queen”.
HUNTING GROUNDS are in it for the long haul. Their debut album may be be titled IN HINDSIGHT, but here is a sextet that is looking ahead with a firm grasp on the realities and possibilities of past and present. There is a degree of dramatic irony buried within the concise title of this very vast album. Everything about In Hindsight is vast, the themes, the sounds, of course even the number of performers on it. Hunting Grounds is by nature a very cohesive, collaborative effort.