Sound Shattering Sound

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Sound Shattering Sound
Gyroscope - Sound Shattering Sound.png
Studio album by Gyroscope
Released 14 June 2004
Recorded 2004
Genre Alternative rock
Length 43:20
Label Festival Mushroom
Producer Shaun O'Callaghan
Gyroscope chronology
Driving for the Storm / Doctor Doctor
(2003)Driving for the Storm / Doctor Doctor2003
Sound Shattering Sound
Are You Involved?
(2005)Are You Involved?2005
Singles from Sound Shattering Sound
  1. "Safe Forever"
    Released: 15 March 2004
  2. "Take This for Granted"
    Released: June 2004
  3. "Get Down"
    Released: August 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Sputnik Music4.5/5 stars [1]
PunkNews.org3.5/5 stars [2]

Sound Shattering Sound is the major label debut by Perth alternative rock band Gyroscope released on 14 June 2004 in Australia and debuted a week later on the Australian album charts in the top 40 at No 37.[3]


The album was produced by Shaun O'Callaghan (John Butler Trio, Eskimo Joe) who had produced the band's previous two EPs. Gyroscope vocalist and guitarist Daniel Sanders says on the Festival Mushroom Records website.

"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."[4]

Five out of the album's twelve tracks were previously available either on the band's earlier EPs or singles.


The first single from the album, "Safe Forever", was released on 15 March 2004, peaking in the top 100 of the ARIA Singles Chart.[5] The song also polled at No. 97 on Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2004.[6]

The second and third singles, "Take This for Granted" and "Get Down" both failed to chart. The music videos for both "Safe Forever" and "Take This for Granted" were directed by Matt Weston. The video for "Take This For Granted" was shot in Sydney at the now closed White Bay Power Station (the same location used in The Matrix Reloaded, Mission: Impossible III and Red Planet films).[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Daniel Sanders, Brad Campbell, Rob Nassif, Zoran Trivic[8].

Sound Shattering Sound
1."Confidence in Confidentiality"3:19
2."Safe Forever"3:41
3."Take This for Granted"3:19
4."Hollow Like Cheyenne"5:05
5."Doctor Doctor"2:47
7."Get Down"2:23
8."Midnight Express"4:15
9."Are You Getting Any Better"3:27
10."My Hands Are Tied"3:45
11."Driving for the Storm"2:46
12."You Try Waiting This Long"4:22


  1. ^ "Gyroscope - Sound Shattering Sound". Sputnik Music. 14 October 2006. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Gyroscope - Sound Shattering Sound". 17 December 2004. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Sound Shattering Sound". Australian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Gyroscope". Australia Music Online. Australia Council for the Arts. Archived from the original on 20 December 2004. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Week Commencing 29th March 2004" (PDF). The ARIA Report. Australian Recording Industry Association (735): 2, 16. 29 March 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 April 2004. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Hottest 100 2004". Triple J. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Gyroscope". Australian Music Online. Australian Council for the Arts. Archived from the original on 20 December 2004. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "'Safe Forever' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 24 April 2015.  Note: User may have to click on 'Search again' and provide details at 'Enter a title:', e.g. Safe Forever; or at 'Performer:' Gyroscope.

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