Meet Strange Talk, an Australian synthpop band from Melbourne. The band consists of Gerard Sidhu, Stephen Docker, Travis Constable and Gillan Gregory. Strange Talk was formed in February 2010 by friends Gerard and Stephen, who write both the lyrics and the music. Their sound has been likened to that of Cut Copy, Passion Pit, Phoenix and Yeasayer.
Strange Talk launched into the public eye when they rose to top as a feature 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 singles “Climbing Walls” and “Eskimo Boy”. The band reached number one on Billboard’s Uncharted chart for 17 September 2011. As the music video that accompanies the tune reached almost 400,000 YouTube views between August and September.
Commanding, crisp, and perfect for summer: Cast Away is the highly anticipated debut by Melbourne electro-pop charmers Strange Talk. Following up on the international buzz brought on by 2011’s self-titled EP, Cast Away is 11 tracks of indie-meets-electro gems: relentless, hook-laced hits (breakout single “Climbing Walls”), rave drenched anthems (“Falling In Love”), big tom dancefloor bangers (“Another Day”) and minimalist electro ballads (“Come Back Home”). Packed full of shimmering synths and pulsing pop beats, Cast Away is one epic, dazzling listen.