The band came about when, after years of the international troubadour lifestyle, songwriter David Taylor returned home to the Gold Coast and begun collaborating with critically acclaimed musician and long time friend Nick Stewart. Guitarist Stewart and drummer Geoff Green, both founding members of Aria award winning Brisbane band “George” lent their musicality to the Taylor’s tunes and a six piece band, sophisticated in its harmony and theatrical in performance – quickly began to take shape.
Taylor had initially penned the songs everywhere from a farmhouse in southern England to the muddy tracks of Vietnam, the canal’s of Amsterdam to the skyscrapers of Osaka. Henceforth, when it came to hitting the studio it seemed only fitting that the recording be similarly unorthodox. The band enlisted the craftsmanship of engineer/producer Govinda Doyle (Lady of the Sunshine, Grass Roots Street Orchestra) and laid down the 12 tracks that would become their debut album over two months in an empty water tank, a semi-underground acoustic lair, in the hills of Northern NSW.
Taylor sound like the charming sort of hope that emerges from the dark corner of the room, with a strong emphasis on organic dynamics, vintage tones, classic narrative and a creative modern pop sensibility.
Now with an impressive opening record and a live performance that shouldn’t be missed, Taylor are an essential part of the Australian music scene for 2010 and 2011.