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|Origin||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Genres||Synthpop, indietronica, new wave|
|Labels||Neon Gold, Fine Time, Sony, Wind-Up Records|
Strange Talk is an Australian synthpop duo from Melbourne, Victoria, consisting of Gerard Sidhu and Stephen Docker. Formed in 2010, their sound has been likened to that of Cut Copy, Passion Pit, Phoenix and Yeasayer. 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.
Strange Talk launched into the public eye when they rose to the top as a featured artist during the 2010 Triple J Unearthed competition. 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 and the music video for "Climbing Walls" reached almost 400,000 YouTube views between August and September.
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.
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.
- Strange Talk's music has featured in television shows such as 90210, Offspring, Made in Chelsea' and The Shire.
- The song "Eskimo Boy" was featured on the soundtrack for the video game Real Racing 3.
- 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.
- The song "Morning Sun" was featured on the soundtrack for the movie That Awkward Moment.
|Cast Away||2014||Wind-up Records|
|Strange Talk||2011||Neon Gold Records|
|"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"||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.|
|"So In Love"||2015||E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.|
|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|
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