Formed in Perth, Australia in 1997 this four-piece band has had an epic eleven year career, striking commercial success with their 2008 album Breed Obsession, which peaked at number one of the ARIA album charts. The Perth band, Gyroscope currently consisting of Daniel Sanders (Vocals and guitar), Zoran Trivic (Guitar and backing vocals), Brad Campbell (Bass and backing vocals) and Rob Nassif (drums) has released six EP's and three studio albums.
1997 was the wear when Gyroscope was formed with Daniel Sanders, Zoran Trivic, Rob Nassif and their former bass player Kim Pengilly (now replaced by Brad Campbell). They recorded their first demo on cassette in 1998 with eight tracks. There were only five hundred of the cassette tapes made and the band took up playing regularly on the Perth live circuit.
Gyroscope soon earned support slots for bands such as Unwritten Law, Millencolin, 28 Days, The Living End, Jebediah and many other bands. Two more independent EPs, Scalextrix and Means to an End were recorded in 2000, but were never released that year. Both EPs were eventually released together in April of 2001 on cassette under the title Injuring Yourself Whilst Playing Music. The cassette is no longer in print.
Later that year Gyroscope went on hiatus after Rob Nassif (drummer) went to Canada to study for sixth month. On his return, Gyroscope signed a deal with Fremantle-based independent record label, Redline Records (owned by fellow Perth rockers Jebediah). Take Time EP was the first release threw Redline in May 2002. In October 2002 now-defunct Juice Magazine named Gyroscope one of the next big things along with The Vines, Jet and the Datsuns. At the end of 2002, Gyroscope won a WAMi Award for Most popular Local Original Punk Act.
At the beginning of 2003 the band signed with Festival Mushroom Records. They released two EP's in 2003, Midnight Express and Driving for the Storm/Doctor Doctor. Winning wide play on Triple J Radio across Australia Doctor Doctor reached number 92 on Triple J's Hottest 100 for that year.
2004 was the breakthrough year for Gyroscope. Releasing their single Safe Forever in April 2004 earned Gyroscope more mainstream exposure. They also supported many international bands such as Thursday, Blink 182, Brand New, Saves the Day and The Get up Kids. They also supported Dashboard Confessional; Chris Carrabba (lead singer of Dashboard) insisted the band opened for his upon hearing the band's album.
Their debut album, Sound Shattering Sound was released on the 14th June 2004. It combined newer material with tracks from their last two EP's. It debut at its number 37 peak on the ARIA album Chats the following week. Gyroscope also commenced on their first headlining tour of Australia after the release of the album.
In May 2008, Gyroscope headed to Los Angeles to record their second alum with producer Mark Trombino (has worked with bands such as Blink 18, the living End and Jimmy Eat World). During the recording time, the band took some time out to film a video for the album-in-progress' first single, Fast Girl in Death Valley. The second album was eventually called Are You Involved? And was a major step forward for the band. Are you involved? was released on the 25th September. The second album was a great success for the band; it made the Top 20 in its first week on the ARIA Charts. The album was also nominated for the inaugural J Award - Triple J's Australia album of the year award, with two singles Fast Girl and Beware Wolf making number 29 and 62 on Triple J's Hottest 100. The song Beware Wolf has been used several times in such television shows as the Australia Soap Home and Away. Fast Girl was nominated for the 2006 ARIA Awards for Breakthrough Artist - Single. Gyroscope also received two WAMi Awards in 2006 for Best Rock Act and Best Punk Act.
On the 27 October 2007 the single Snakeskin was released and debuted at number 30 on the ARIA Singles Chat, was Number 1 most voted on JTV, number 1 most requested song on Triple J's Super Request and was ranked number 16 on Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2007. On February 12th 2008 Gyroscope released the second single off the third album, 1981. The third album, Breed Obsession was released in Australia on March 8th 2008 and debuted at number 1 on the Australian ARIA Album Chats, the highest debut in the band's history and the first Australia number 1 in fifteen weeks. On May 19th 2008 Gyroscope released a music video for their song Australia. The video was filmed during May 2008 in Sydney and was directed by Tom Sparks. The song was then released as the third single off the album, Breed Obsession on the 13th June 2008. In September 2008 it was announced the Gyroscope was nominated for Best Rock Album for the 2008 ARIA Awards. It was also announce in October 2008 that These Days would be the fourth single off of Breed Obsession.