Strange Talk

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It's fair to say Strange Talk is passionate about pop, right down to the lyrics tattooed across the forearms of singer Stephen Docker. You can hear this passion and precision in their debut single 'Climbing Walls', a song that took them from a bedroom studio in Melbourne to shooting a film clip on a over-sized chess board in the middle of the Mojave desert.

Strange Talk is Stephen Docker, a former classical violinist from the Australian Youth Orchestra, and Gerard Sidhu, a DJ/Producer. At a house party in Melbourne, drunken bonding over pop heroes Michael Jackson and Queen - as well as new production outfits like Justice and Starsmith - inspired them to combine their musical abilities towards a sound that was classic in its approach but forward thinking in its production. The spark that flew was the track 'Climbing Walls'. This revved up dance pop track delivers what Neon Gold calls "an unwavering refusal to settle for mediocrity. with vocal chops that will set hearts on fire" - being the first melody ever written by Stephen, and his debut singing behind a microphone!

'Climbing Walls' hit No.1 on the Billboard's Uncharted Charts, No.1 most popular on Hype Machine, airplay on Radio 1, Triple J and Nova (as well as being Unearthed by Triple J), and receiving over half a million views on YouTube.

Directly after releasing 'Climbing Walls', Strange Talk set a target of sixty shows around Australia in three months. This led to sold-out national tours, support slots for the likes of The Rapture, Marina and The Diamonds, Neon Indian, Kele, Art vs Science, and Foster the People, and festival sets at Parklife, Playground Weekender, Good Vibrations and Falls Festivals.

The band has also lent their hand to remixing; with their most recent effort ('I Would Do Anything For You' for Foster the People ) shooting to No.1 most popular on Hype Machine within 24 hours. Other remixes for The Naked & Famous, Muscles, Art Vs Science and Black Eyed Peas have all created a huge stir online and suggest that their production abilities will flourish in tandem with their work as Strange Talk.

Now with an album to write, Stephen and Gerard have set up studio on a farm in regional Victoria. With all this momentum and the whole world listening, Strange Talk is eager to make 2012 their year.

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Strange Talk - Young Hearts

30th April 2014 -

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'Young Hearts' is the new single from Australian synth pop band Strange Talk. The band's debut album 'Cast Away' has just been released in the US and they are soon to head out on tour...

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