Taylor performing with Hot Chip in 2008
|Genres||Electronic / synth-pop|
|Instruments||Vocals, synthesizer, drums, percussion, piano, guitar|
|Associated acts||Hot Chip, About Group|
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.
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.
In June 2016, Taylor released Piano, the follow-up album to Await Barbarians. 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.
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