GANGgajang has been part of the Australian pub music landscape since 1984; the band’s self-titled debut album dropped in 1985 and contained the hits Gimme Some Lovin’, Giver of Life, House of Cards and the perennial Sounds Of Then (This Is Australia).
These singles climbed the charts to become part of the music revolution reinventing the Australian sound: a sound based on our stories, our places. GANGgajang is now regarded as one of the all-time classic Australian albums, while Sounds Of Then has reached near mythical status and continues to connect with new generations of Australian music fans to this day.
Circles In The Sand is the Gang’s first new single in more than a decade, and the first release since the passing of original member Chris Bailey in 2013. The remaining four original members Mark ‘Cal’ Callaghan, Graham ‘Buzz’ Bidstrup, Geoff Stapleton and Robbie James, along with bassist Peter Willersdorf, have returned to the studio to deliver a single that takes us back to where it all began. It reminds us once again who we are, where we live – and in doing so offers a glimpse of a different, more inclusive future.