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
Members Stephen Docker
Gerard Sidhu

Strange Talk is an Australian synthpop duo from Melbourne, Victoria, consisting of Gerard Sidhu and Stephen Docker.[1] Formed in 2010, their sound has been likened to that of Cut Copy, Passion Pit, Phoenix and Yeasayer.[2][3] Strange Talk's most recent EP, E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N, was released on October 16, 2015 via Wind-up Records.[4]


Strange Talk launched into the public eye when they rose to the top as a featured artist during the 2010 Triple J Unearthed competition.[5] In April 2011 they released their self-titled EP through Neon Gold Records and Fine Time Records which featured the singles "Climbing Walls" and "Eskimo Boy". The group reached number one on Billboard's Uncharted chart for 17 September 2011[6] and the music video for "Climbing Walls" reached almost 400,000 YouTube views between August and September.[7]

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.[8]

The group 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 released their debut album Cast Away in 2014.[9]

In 2015 the group returned to the original duo format with principle members Gerard Sidhu and Stephen Docker remaining. On October 16, 2015 the group released their latest EP, E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N, via Wind-Up Records. The release is noted as a return to Strange Talk's electronic and dance oriented roots.[10]



Studio Albums[edit]

Title Year Label
Cast Away[16] 2014 Wind-up Records


Title Year Label
Strange Talk 2011 Neon Gold Records
E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N. 2015 Wind-up Records


Title Year Album
"Eskimo Boy" 2011 Cast Away
"Climbing Walls" 2011 Cast Away
"Sexual Lifestyle" 2011 Cast Away
"Cast Away" 2012 Cast Away
"Falling in Love" 2012 Cast Away
"Young Hearts"[17] 2014 Cast Away
"Somethings 'Bout To Change" 2015 E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.
"When It Feels So Good" 2015 E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.
"Painted in Gold" 2015 E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.
"Jive" 2015 E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.
"So In Love" 2015 E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.


Artist Title Year
The Naked and Famous "Young Blood" 2011
Muscles "Girls Go Crazy" 2011
The Temper Trap "Trembling Hands" 2011
Foster the People "I Would Do Anything for You" 2012
Futurecop! "Coming Home" 2013


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