Stella Donnelly's Mechanical Bull covered by members of Gyroscope, Karnivool and more

Killer Cover Alert!

Gyroscope frontman Dan Sanders' new project XIII have turned up the sound for Stella Donnelly's acclaimed single Mechanical Bull, giving the acoustic song an electric edge whilst maintaining the iconic Aussie drawl.

XIII have added the track to their live setlist, with Karnivool drummer Drew Goddard and Mykall Deville rounding out the troupe.


“When I initially heard the song, I recall reacting to the opening acoustic guitar sound,” Sanders said in an interview with The Music.



“It really felt familiar to me. So I headed up to my home studio, The Cabin, to figure out the chords and structure.



“A day or so after this, I remember running through it a few times with Drew and Myk at a band jam. Getting loud as shit, whilst getting to know the song well in the jam room got us really falling into the song. We made sure it sounds like our interpretation and we've included this song in our live setlist."


The band is currently touring in WA, riding the wave off their album Bloody Banks Of The Swan which was released last year.


For more Stella Donnelly reading, this Rolling Stone feature from April is a must!


For more info on the XIII tour, click here.