Alexis Taylor

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Alexis Taylor is a British musician. He is the lead vocalist and keyboardist of the band Hot Chip, keyboardist in About Group, and a solo artist whilst in his own right.

Taylor formed Hot Chip with Joe Goddard whilst at secondary school. He studied English at Jesus College, Cambridge from 1999-2002, during which time Hot Chip played a variety of gigs (with various line-ups) at Cambridge's live music venues.

After the release of Hot Chip's second album, The Warning, Taylor released his first solo album, Rubbed Out, in 2008.[1] The same year he formed the improvisational quartet, About Group, with Spring Heel Jack's John Coxon, Pat Thomas, and former This Heat drummer Charles Hayward.[2]

A solo EP, Nayim From the Halfway Line, was released on Domino Records in 2012,[3] and in 2014 the same label released the album Await Barbarians.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howe, Brian (21 November 2008). "Alexis Taylor: Rubbed Out". Pitchfork. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Rogers, Jude (31 March 2011). "About Group: Alexis Taylor swaps Hot Chip for jazz improv". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Neyland, Nick (2 January 2013). "Alexis Taylor Nayim From The Halfway Line". Pitchfork. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (25 June 2014). "Alexis Taylor: Await Barbarians". Pitchfork. Retrieved 18 November 2014.