Strange Talk

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Strange Talk
Background information
Origin Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genres Synthpop, indietronica, new wave
Years active 2010–present
Labels Neon Gold, Fine Time, Sony, Wind-Up Records
Website strangetalkmusic.com
Members Stephen Docker
Gerard Sidhu
Travis Constable
Gillan Gregory

Strange Talk is an Australian synthpop band from Melbourne, Victoria, consisting of Gerard Sidhu, Stephen Docker, Travis Constable and Gillan Gregory. The band was formed in February 2010 by friends Gerard and Stephen, who write both the lyrics and the music.[1] Their sound has been likened to that of Cut Copy, Passion Pit, Phoenix and Yeasayer.[2][3]

The band launched into the public eye when they rose to top as a feature artist during the 2010 Triple J Unearthed competition.[4] In April 2011 they released their self-titled EP through Neon Gold Records and Fine Time Records which featured singles "Climbing Walls" and "Eskimo Boy".

The band reached number one on Billboard '​s Uncharted chart for 17 September 2011.[5] As the music video that accompanies the tune reached almost 400,000 YouTube views between August and September.[6]

Strange Talk's debut studio album, Cast Away, was released on 8 February 2013 by Fine Time and Sony Music Australia. It charted at number fifty-six on the Australian Albums Chart.[7]

The band has supported international acts The Rapture and Art vs. Science and performed alongside many others at Parklife, Good Vibrations, Playground Weekender, Future Music Festival, and Falls Festival.

The band signed with Wind-up Records for the rest of the world and has released their debut album Cast Away in 2014. [8]

Members[edit]

  • Gerard Sidhu – bass
  • Stephen Docker – vocals, keyboard
  • Travis Constable – drums
  • Gillan Gregory – guitar, keyboard

Media[edit]

Strange Talk's music has featured in television shows such as 90210, Offspring, Made in Chelsea' and The Shire.

The song "Morning Sun" was featured in a commercial for a Polish soft drinks company, Tymbark

The song "Climbing Walls" was featured on the soundtrack for the video game Sleeping Dogs.

The song "Cast Away" was featured on the soundtrack for the video game Need For Speed: Most Wanted.

In April 2012 Strange Talk performed at the Emporio Armani store launch in Sydney.[9]

The song "Morning Sun" was featured on the soundtrack for the movie That Awkward Moment.

The song "Young Hearts" was featured as the underlying music of Snapchat's video showcasing its newest update on 1 May 2014. Both "Climbing Walls" and "Young Hearts" were featured on the Canadian TV Show, Degrassi

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • Cast Away (2013)
EPs
  • Strange Talk (2011)
Singles
  • "Eskimo Boy" (2011)
  • "Climbing Walls" (2011)
  • "Sexual Lifestyle" (2011)
  • "Cast Away" (2012)
  • "Falling in Love" (2012)
  • "Young Hearts" (2014)[10]
Remixes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Southgate, Mandy (9 May 2011). "Australia's Strange Talk Release Strange Talk EP". Blogcritics. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Brown, Liz (6 May 2011). "Strange Talk". Beat. Furst Media. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Leisha (18 November 2010). "[Introducing] – Strange Talk". Listen Before You Buy. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Strange Talk". Triple J. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Uncharted : Sep 17, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Strange Talk score #1 in the US | music news | triple j". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  7. ^ "Chartifacts – Tuesday, 19th February 2012". ARIA Charts. 19 February 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=3225781
  9. ^ "Emporio Armani Sydney reopening party with fashion and Strange Talk". Sassybella.com. 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  10. ^ "Future Releases on Alternative Radio Stations". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on 2014-03-16. 

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