Sammy Prosser Party Presents
Strange Talk (EASTER SUNDAY)
8:00pm, Sun 8th April, 2012
Mentone Hotel, VIC
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Bands are Back returns this Easter Sunday, April 8th, with a massive lineup including one of the most hyped bands at the moment, Strange Talk as well as the fast-rising City Calm Down and many more to be announced!
Its 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 around the corner from the Mentone Hotel to shooting a film clip on a over-sized chess board in the middle of the Mojave desert.
Climbing Walls hit No.1 on the Billboards 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, but have found the time perform their live show in the intimate surrounds of The Mentone Hotel this Easter Sunday, April 8th.
Ridiculously perfect summer sounds that refuse to leave your head...I think Im in love FUCKING DANCE
My Favourite Discovery of 2011...This one is ridiculously catchy. Strange Talk sounds sort of like a hybrid between Friendly Fires, Phoenix, and Passion Pit - AMOEBA RECORDS
Another reason why I dream of packing up and moving to Australia. - VIRGIN MOBILE LIVE
The band to watch in 2012 - QT MAGAZINE
Since Klaxons disappeared... Strange Talk fill the gaping void... - NME
I love the way these Stange Talk songs sound: fresh, interesting, like they havent been done before. - MUSIGH
The Sound of 2011...expect to hear more from Strange Talk - THE AGE
"Press play and get your mood right for the weekend" - Et Musique Pour Tous
"Yet another addictive chorus and yet another head bopping tune" - SILENCE IS BORING
"It is rather dashinggets you pumped. And that chorus!" - ME AND ALL MY FRIENDS
"Woot New Strange Talk Single" - NITE VERSIONS
"Sure to be a big hit!" - TONE DEAF
"Expect your resident DJ to be all over this like ugly on an ape" - PEDESTRIAN
"Another upbeat, slightly rowdy, dark club sing-a-long" - ELECTRONIC RUMOURS
Cant wait for the next Phoenix album? Grab this in the meantime. - RICHARD KINGSMILL
Like a star-crossed marriage of Phoenix and Passion Pit - FLAVOURPILL
Pumping electropop... they have the potential to produce a dance anthem - FASTERLOUDER
Its very, very catchy - THE BUZZ
What do you get when you throw Yeasayer, Passion Pit, and Friendly Fires in a blender, then FedEx that same blender to Melbourne, Australia? You get Strange Talk, thats what you get - ALL THINGS GO MUSIC
Soon to be featured on the latest Kitsune Maison Compilation, the boys from Strange Talk have only big things coming to them - SILENCE IS BORING
One of the bands Im most excited about is Australias own Strange Talk. Climbing Walls is a high energy, super catchy single that is bound... - DECENTLY DOPE
Picking up the woo-hoos from Cut Copy and laying them over their signature guitar riffs - HARD CANDY MUSIC