Alexis Taylor

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Alexis Taylor
Origin West London
Genres Electronic / synth-pop
Instruments Vocals, synthesizer, drums, percussion, piano, guitar
Years active 2000-present
Associated acts Hot Chip, About Group

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

Taylor formed Hot Chip with Joe Goddard whilst at Elliot secondary school, Putney London. 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.

In 2007, Taylor and Hot Chip produced a two-song album, Doubleshaw, as Booji Boy High under the pseudonyms, Georgios Panayiotou and Mother Markzbow. The name Booji Boy comes from the character created by Devo.[1]

After the release of Hot Chip's second album, The Warning, Taylor released his first solo album, Rubbed Out, in 2008.[2] 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.[3]

A solo EP, Nayim From the Halfway Line, was released on Domino Records in 2012,[4] and in 2014 the same label released the album Await Barbarians.[5]

In June 2016, Taylor released Piano, the follow-up album to Await Barbarians.[6] An accompanying album, Listen With(out) Piano, was released in March 2017. It features re-works of tracks from Piano with other musicians; both albums can be played separately or at the same time.[7]


  1. ^ "Booji Boy High". Discogs. Retrieved 2015-08-24. 
  2. ^ Howe, Brian (21 November 2008). "Alexis Taylor: Rubbed Out". Pitchfork. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Rogers, Jude (31 March 2011). "About Group: Alexis Taylor swaps Hot Chip for jazz improv". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Neyland, Nick (2 January 2013). "Alexis Taylor Nayim From The Halfway Line". Pitchfork. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (25 June 2014). "Alexis Taylor: Await Barbarians". Pitchfork. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Pearce, Sheldon (21 April 2016). "Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) Announces New Album Piano, Shares "I'm Ready"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 23 April 2016. 
  7. ^ Day, Laurence (12 January 2017). "Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor announces new Listen With(out) Piano album". The Line of Best Fit. 

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