Strange Talk – Strange Talk EP
Rating: 7 out of 10 Tracy Morgans
Four-piece Aussie outfit Strange Talk was in heavy rotation on my playlist earlier this year with electro party starter “Climbing Walls.” Now the band is back with a video for the disco-light ready track “Eskimo Boy” and the band’s self-titled debut EP.
The EP makes for quick, but replay worthy dance music perfect for your Saturday night. “Climbing Walls” bounces along with surf guitar and “oohhs” and “ahhs” a la country mates Cut Copy. “Eskimo Boy” uses the allegory of a nomad to the experiences one goes through live and adapting to “just another world”. Doesn’t sounds like subject matter to dance to, but the hypnotic keys and bass surrounding the chorus are inescapable.
Aside from the aforementioned gems, the other two tracks on the EP glitter with synth and thumping bass. “Is It Real” is filled with 8-bit beeps, pulsing drum that matches the rising pace of the bubbling track while Stephen Dockers sings about questioning the scene and lady around him. “We Can Pretend” shines as Docerks tries to appease his mate in “trying to forget” an ominous act with glittering synth and thumping bass.
Clearly, the band is in good hands with production from Eliot James (Two Door Cinema Club, Bloc Party). Neon Gold has a knack for pushing the next bubbling electro-infused pop act (see Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding, Dom to name a few) and they did it again with Strange Talk. I can’t imagine an EP more summer-friendly than Strange Talk’s catchy debut.
Strange Talk EP by Strange Talk
Purchase Strange Talk’s debut EP here.