Funk and rock have had a chequered history, when it comes to cross over experiments, for every successful fusion there are probably ten bands that you would rather forget. To say that The Gyro’s Rollercoaster fits into the former category is an understatement. Not only does it blend funky grooves with soaring guitar driven rock but also the vocals seamlessly switch from earnest rap to smooth soulful deliveries. That seems a lot to fit into one song but The Gyro do it brilliantly.
It neatly references the past whilst pushing on towards its own future; it weaves iconic sounds with its own original ideas and is packed with energy, verve and vitality. In short they are the perfect band for the post-genre world.