Stephen Docker and Gerrard Sidhu are two amazing musicians who, together, make up the electronic duo from Melbourne, Australia known as Strange Talk.
In this episode, Strange Talk discusses:
-Their recent changes in from four members to two
-How getting back to their electronic roots and their new EP feels like being home.
-Stephen and Gerrard each tell us one of their first creative moments growing up.
-How artists are always tweaking things, and how having a trusted second opinion is incredibly valuable.
-How motivation is sometimes hard to find, especially when trying to rebrand and refocus.
-How Strange Talk’s new management team has allowed them to focus solely on the music.
-Their best advice for being able to get through blocks in creativity and writing music.
-The importance of getting to a new location or taking a break when creativity won’t come to you.
-How the internet has opened up the doors for so many new artists to work with others for collaborations.
-What art and creativity bring to their lives.
-How being a sponge and being able to absorb things that other people are saying about your work is important.
Strange Talk’s Final Push encourages you to go home and just get started!
“If you wake up and you’re not in a creative mood, you’ve gotta find a way to get into a creative mood and write.”
“All of the stars are finally aligned for us.”
“Stop what you’re doing. Go for a walk, go to the gym, go catch up with mates. When you’re in that head space, nothing good comes out of it.”
“People out there that aren’t sure how to go about it, but have so many great crazy ideas, it’s about introducing yourself on this huge world wide web and trying to create opportunities to collaborate and work with artists that can help see that same vision.”
“Without needing to get a manager or a label or a publisher, you can do so much by yourself at the moment. You just have to have the want and the drive.”
“It’s like getting up and brushing your teeth and eating. We get up and we listen to music and we write music or we do something with music. It’s who we are.”
“It’s not just about starting, but see it through. If you want to do it, you have to apply yourself, you have to sacrifice things, you have to commit yourself to it. Otherwise what’s the point?”
Music in this episode: “Something’s Bout to Change” and “Painted in Gold” by Strange Talk