Artist info

Genre

Rock


band members

Kiera Owen - Vocals. Axel Carrington - Guitar. Sara McPherson - Bass. Jamie Gallacher - Drums.


Influences

Savages, The Birthday Party, Midnight Oil, The Drones, PJ Harvey, The Jesus Lizard, Rowland S. Howard


Website

newtalk.com.au

Bio

Perth-based 'polished scungers' Rag n' Bone have adopted a new moniker to carry them into their next phase. The move has been brought on by the rise of UK star Rag and Bone Man, resulting in a murder of misdirected Facebook messages, baffling playlist additions and undue congratulations from elderly relatives after viewing The Graham Norton Show. To this, the band says “NO MORE”!

Some great memories came from the time with the former name. The last couple of years saw the band release their debut album A Handful Of Ash, play festivals such as Falls, SOTA and City Limits and shows with Stiff Little Fingers, Future Of The Left, WAAX, Jen Cloher and Gold Class, to name a few.

To usher in the next phase, NEW TALK has released a new single ‘Red Tuesday’. Inspired by a devastating bush fire that ravaged through South Gippsland in Victoria at the turn of the 20th century. Recorded by frequent collaborator Dave Parkin, Red Tuesday is a powerful statement on the importance of place and family remembrance, oscillating between vast space and massive distortion and anchored by Kiera Owen's ever-powerful lead vocal.

NEW TALK is not a new band. The personnel and ethos remain the same, it's simply a name change. The band will play their first show as NEW TALK on Saturday, April 21 at The Bird, with special guests Em Burrows & Web Rumors, Teen Angst and Physical Release.

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MANAGEMENT & BOOKINGS
luke@sweetmate.com.au

Unearthed in 2016

Falls Music And Arts Festival

06 Nov 2016

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Review by Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

11 May 2018

Triple J
45

New name, same punch - you're one of my fave Perth bands for good reason. Masters of negative space, sonic push-pulls, vocals that keep you hanging on every word.

New name, same punch - you're one of my fave Perth bands for good reason. Masters of negative space, sonic push-pulls, vocals that keep you hanging on every word.

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Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

24 Apr 2018

Triple J
40

you had me on the edge of my seat then you had me holding onto it for dear life. devastating and tender all in 4 mins.

you had me on the edge of my seat then you had me holding onto it for dear life. devastating and tender all in 4 mins.

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Review by Lachie Macara Lachie Macara

08 Feb 2017

Triple J
40

A band you can't afford to take your eyes off at the moment. Electrifying.

A band you can't afford to take your eyes off at the moment. Electrifying.