Alexis Taylor

Alexis Taylor

indie, british, indie pop, electronic, electronica

Alexis Taylor is the lead vocalist of the British electro-pop band Hot Chip. Taylor also plays the keyboards, guitar, percussion and piano for the band. Taylor is also the keyboardist in About Group, as well as a solo artist in his own right. After the release of Hot Chip's second album, The Warning (2006), Taylor released his first solo album, Rubbed Out (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.

Await Barbarians [2014]
  • 1. Lazy Bones (1:59)
  • 2. From The Halfway Line (3:27)
  • 3. Without A Crutch (2) (3:03)
  • 4. Immune System (4:06)
  • 5. Dolly and Porter (3:40)
  • 6. Closer To The Elderly (4:34)
  • 7. Elvis Has Left The Building (5:25)
  • 8. piano ducks (2:21)
  • 9. New Hours (4:02)
  • 10. Where Would I Be? (3:07)
  • 11. Am I Not A Soldier? (4:43)
  • 12. Without A Crutch (1) (3:02)

On Await Barbarians, Alexis Taylor takes another break from Hot Chip's brisk electro-pop, delivering more of the confessional songwriting that graced 2008's Rubbed Out. The album's largely acoustic arrangements put Taylor's lyrics in the spotlight, allowing him to dive deeper into the concerns that his main band's latter-day albums have touched on in ways that are more developed, and more intimate, than his solo debut. "New Hours" celebrates building Read more on Last.fm.