The two legendary Aussie bands are about to embark on a double-anniversary tour.
In a matter of mere days – on Friday September 1, to be exact – Gyroscope and Bodyjar will embark on one of the most exciting Aussie rock tours in recent memory.
The co-headlined run will celebrate the anniversaries of two iconic albums in the bands’ respective catalogues: Bodyjar’s fourth album, 1998’s No Touch Red (which has now soundtracked skate shops nationwide for a quarter of a goddamn century) and Gyroscope’s third, 2008’s Breed Obsession (which although ten years younger, is just as much of a classic).
After kicking off at Sydney’s Manning Bar on Friday, the bands will round out this weekend with shows in Brisbane and the Coast Coast. They’ll next head to WA for gigs in Perth and Bunbury, before wrapping up the nine-date trek – remaining tickets to which can be found here – with back-to-back dates in Hobart, Adelaide and Melbourne. Klinger will open for all but two of the shows (being those aforementioned WA dates), while most of them will also feature local openers.
Before the bands get rowdy on the road, we had Gyroscope put Bodyjar frontman Cameron Baines in the hot seat, grilling him on his favourite up-and-coming Aussie bands, guilty pleasures and packing mishaps. But then the tables were turned, with Bodyjar questioning Gyroscope’s Brad Campbell for his takes on themed catering, having tour-mates as babysitters, and the scent of guitarist Zoran ‘Zok’ Trivic.
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The entire Twelfth Man back-catalogue.
You guys get catering? We’d be happy with a couple of bologna and sauce sandwiches before soundcheck, but we’re always up for a free feed if you guys are buying.
Mainly Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater soundtrack songs.
[Drummer Shane] Wakker seems like the most responsible choice, but I reckon Tom [Read, guitar] would be the fun uncle. Pretty sure our kids would be getting hand-balled back pretty quickly though. Absolute punishers.
Believe it or not he smells better than he looks. A musky aroma of working class man and rock ’n’ roll outlaw with a hint of citrus overtones. Keep an eye (and a nose) out for the cologne dropping in the fall of 2024, Parfum de Zok.
We’d happily flog any of your songs to play in our set, but I reckon [the song on the] top of our list would be Windsok. We would call it Windzok and proceed to butcher it totally. You guys are the kings of the cover, so we would love for you to grab any song of ours and Jarify it. We would love to hear what you could do with Baby I’m Getting Better or Snakeskin.
I really dig Chasing Ghosts and Lola, anything with good melodies and something to say.
Fuck you dude! Yes we have and guess what happens? Some legend from from another great band from NSW, Padre, gives you a guitar to take back to Melbourne in it. Im gonna try it again on this next tour. Also, if you take an empty guitar case with you, you can get into pretty much any gig for free – security will just let you in, assuming you’re in the band. Then just fill the case with your favourite beers.
Would love to tour with ALL or Black Flag (not the modern-day Black Flag), Bad Religion, No Use For A Name and Magic Dirt!
That’s really hard. I’d probably say Tom, Nick [Manuell, bass] wears G-strings and I’m not really into that.
I have an eight-year-old daughter and she listens to Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa. every now and again I hear some crazy memorable melody and think, “My god, that’s genius.” That’s what a team of writers can do. The chorus in Blank Space gives me chills.
Yes. We did a tour playing that song, and my God, what were we thunking? Can you make a song any more complicated to play? Thus the title – it’s busier than a one-armed bricklayer in Tibet!
Yes, no, and yes you do need us, otherwise you’d never tour you lazy bastards.
Friday September 1 – Eora/Sydney, Manning Bar (with Raised As Wolves)
Saturday September 2 – Meanjin/Brisbane, The Triffid (with Talk Heavy)
Sunday September 3 – Yugambeh/Gold Coast, Coolangatta Hotel (with Talk Heavy)
Friday September 7 – Boorloo/Perth, Magnet House (with RATSALAD. and Covoids)*
Saturday September 9 – Noongar/Bunbury, Prince Of Wales (with RATSALAD.)*
Thursday September 14 – nipaluna/Hobart, Uni Bar
Friday September 15 – Kaurna/Adelaide, Lion Arts Factory
Saturday September 16 – Naarm/Melbourne, Corner Hotel (with Cheap Skate)
Sunday September 17 – Naarm/Melbourne, Corner Hotel (with Cheap Skate)
* Klinger not appearing