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) around 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. 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.
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