Welcome to the Taylor Project website!
Hello! Our next full band gig is Sunday 26th May at Tago Mago, 744 High Street Thornbury, with Zinnia Blue and Liam and Dylan Stewart. Starts 5pm, Taylor Project at 7pm. We are also playing a special house party this Friday, as a duo.
Taylor Project have started recording their new album, with Anthony Cornish. Hooray. The other day we recorded large chunks of new songs like "Good Women" and "Sitting on a Train".
Read about the Louisa Lawson fundraising gig which we organized on February 17th. Thanks to everyone who participated! Much appreciated!
Also remember that an instrumental version of one of our new songs was prepared as the theme and intro song for a summer fill show about urban planning ("The Urbanists") on 3RRR Melbourne community radio. You can listen to the song ("touch on and touch off - the Urbanists theme song")on band camp here. It features lots of Melbourne transport-type samples.
The song (with lyrics about something completely different!) will be part of a new album we're working on which will hopefully become less nebulous sometime in 2013...(we've started recording it anyway).
If you're after our CDs/music, check out the Recordings info below, or come along when we play. Some of our older songs should be on bandcamp but aren't (sorry) but we'll get our gear together soon.
Also of note is our most recent blog entry about collected Found objects.
And please check out the site for Matadalan Ba Balu, the great charity offering study scholarships for East Timorese women, for whom the Taylor Project played a fundraiser show in Warburton on May 12th.
The Taylor Project album "Life, Death, Prizes" was launched late 2011. It is available to listen or download on band camp now. You can also purchase the physical CD online through Waterfront Records. The songs on the new album include tales of dead possums, swims in dark rivers, Wisconsin Death Trips, encounters with caravan park attendants, and John Lennon's mother. You can read background titbits about the songs here.
The "Convict Paradise" collaborative project with Underlander, McAlpine's Fusiliers, and Miserable Little Bastards also produced a CD, which is available for purchase at gigs, and for which there are samples available to listen or download on band camp now.
"The Happiest Girl in the Whole Wide Street" (album, 2008) and "Love in the time of Scurvy" (EP, 2010) are also available for purchase through Waterfront Records.
A video is available for "We are the swimmers", the second track from "Life, Death, Prizes" (and the inspiration for the front cover):
An animated video for "Bacteria", the opening track from "Life, Death, Prizes", is here:
And another new home-animated clip for "Whiskers in the Wall" (the one about the dead possum) is here: