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Strange Talk - Cast Away

Strange Talk – Cast Away

Melbourne’s elctro-pop heroes, Strange Talk, are back with an upbeat synth nugget to tickle your fancy this month ahead of the release of next year’s début album. The epic gem of a track drips with juicy pop hooks and fresh summer sounds underlining how far this band has come in the last 12 months. Strange Talk are heading of the states for a string of New York shows before coming home in November.

You can catch the bands awesome live show at one of the following gigs:

  • Friday 16 November – Soundscape Festival, Hobart
  • Friday 23 November – Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne
  • Friday 30 November – The Standard, Sydney

In the mean time wrap your ears around the new single, Cast Away!

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Bestival - Isle of White - UK

Bestival – Isle of White – UK

Normally trips back home are all about cups of tea at in the inlaws house and long bouts of motorway driving in the rain. This year was different. Fresh of the plane we jumped on a boat and headed for the last of the UK’s big summer festivals. Nestled on the Isle of White Bestival is a sprawling, sun drenched, hive of activity set in the rolling British countryside. Among the bands included Stevie Wonder, Azealia Banks, Florence and the Machine, Django Django, Roots manuva, Two Door Cinema Club, Ben Howard…. the list goes on and on and on.

Brilliant fun, loads of different areas filled with tents, activities, side shows, food stalls, and places to explore.  Bestival was my first British festival in almost a decade and I forgot just how large the venues spread. Stand out acts were The XX and Florence who smashed out Friday nights music. Ben Howard who is a demon on the live stage and random act of the weekend must go to 100% Beefcock and the Titsburster.

Have a little glimpse of Florence and the Machine’s set on the clip below:

Check out the Bestival videos over on YouTube to get up close and personal with some of the best acts.

 

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