The Tyla Gang Are Back!
The original Tyla Gang line up of Sean Tyla, Bruce Irvine, Michael Desmarais and Kid Turrington will tour Sweden from 29th September to 17th October 2010. Dates will be announced in a couple of weeks. The reformation is a permanent move by the band and they will release, 'Retrotone', a compilation of live radio recordings from the late 70s and rough mixes of finished and unfinished tracks from their 'lost' third album, 'Whalebacker'. The final recording and mixing of that project took place in San Francisco but was halted when the Gang's record company, Beserkley went into liquidation in the UK in 1978. The master tapes were subsequently erased.
In addition, the band have announced that they have signed with trendy Swedish indie label, Ball & Chain Records. The Gang will take a break in their upcoming tour to record several new tracks. The band will be working at the legendary Sound Control Sweden Studios in Skutsgär, north of Stockholm and the album, working title, 'Mooseycal' will be scheduled for release in late Spring 2011. source