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Self Talk Gets Emotional With New Single ‘Hypocrite’


Self Talk is the resulting amalgamation of Melbourne local acts Ceres and Skyways Are Highways, and Hypocrite is their latest release showcasing their fuzzy pop-punk.

Make no mistake, this is very much pop-punk. There isn’t really any ‘out of left field’ turn, or any huge twists on formula. It’s bright, energetic, punchy, and straightforward in structure (in the best kind of way).

The song’s bright and almost bubbly vocals work to subvert the deceptively dark tone of the lyrics and provide a unique dynamic. However, the fuzz guitar effect that rips intermittently through the track and invokes flashbacks to ‘Carnavas’ by Silversun Pickups. Whenever it cuts in something in the song ‘clicks’ and everything comes together and sounds full and exciting, so much so that it when it leaves, the song is left breathing for too long.

Self Talk have that brash enthusiasm that comes with pop-punk, the attitude of bearing your vulnerabilities with as much energy and spirit that can be put to recording. Hypocrite is just about as good as an introduction to Self Talk as you can get.

Hypocrite follows on from previous single releases Tiny Engines and Fist Fight. The latter is perhaps their flagship track so far, as it’s very much the perfect representation of what makes Self Talk so charming; tight changes, punchy enthusiasm and nostalgic pop-punk progressions.

Self Talk’s debut EP ‘Seeing What I Want To See’ (and by extension, Hypocrite) was produced by Aaron Dobos, who had previously worked with British India and Slow Turismo, and is slated for release sometime in 2016. Judging from Self Talk’s current track record, the future release from the Melbourne locals is one to look forward to!