Seductive, moody and theatrical, Taylor evokes the charming sort of hope that emerges from the dark corner of a room. The band has honed a style and sound sophisticated in its harmony with the lyrical landscape of singer/ songwriter David Taylor’s rich vocal timbre intensified by his impressive collection of virtuoso musicians including Nick Stewart from ARIA award winning band George, Conservatorium trained Crick Boue on bass, Michael McCartney (Ash Grunwald, Jimmy the Saint and the Sinners) and gifted multi-instrumentalist Scott French.
Fresh of the back of supporting The Whitlams and Boy and Bear, Taylor are bringing their unique style and swagger into 2018 with a new recording set to stun. Little Tornado, the first single off their upcoming EP was released in June and accompanied an East Coast tour. Crush Me, the next offering is scheduled for October followed by their EP One Long Breath in November.
The EP was recorded at The Aviary studio in Melbourne by producer George Carpenter, a graduate of the Bachelor of Popular Music from Queensland Conservatorium who is rapidly garnering a solid reputation for his engineering and production talent. The tracks was recorded live to tape as some of the greatest recordings of all time have been done, and will be pressed to vinyl on the forthcoming EP.
David Taylor—a Queensland native—brings an eclectic history to his current musical en- deavours. He has featured in several theatre roles and has worked as a scenic artist on many of the Gold Coast’s major motion pictures. He has even worked as a stunt performer at Universal Studios in Japan. But music and songwriting is his greatest love with his lyrical prowess a clear standout.
The release of Taylor’s debut full-length album Warmer in July 2010 coincided with a successful tour of the east coast. The organic album included alluring yet disarmingly haunting songs, captured in places as far afield as a farmhouse in southern England and the muddy tracks of Vietnam, to Amsterdam and Osaka, and were finally recorded in a wa- ter tank tucked away in the hills of Northern NSW. The unconventional location proved an ideal melting pot and the band enlisted the craftsmanship of Engineer/Producer Govinda Doyle (Angus & Julia Stone) to blend the vintage tones, classic narrative and distinct modern pop sensibility of Taylor’s dynamic band.
For the creation of Taylor’s second studio album, he once again assembled his multi tal- ented band of musicians to lay down the musical mood that would match his brutally hon- est lyric. However, Taylor took a different approach to his second album, straying from the previous organic nature of Warmer, Taylor admits that his second album To Bed with You provides a more “polished and produced sound – in a good way”. Taylor recorded the album on home turf at Love Street Studios and released the album in June 2013 on the Gold Coast. In contrast to Taylor’s first album, To Bed with You seems to encapsulate a singular time, an album of the mind, anxious and heavily infected. It is an intimate affair, which includes his signature moments of humour and joy, but overall, it is deliciously dark.