ALEXIS TAYLOR TALKS PRINCE ON MONDAY, PLAYS SOLO SHOW ON TUESDAY, RELEASES SONG
An Alexis Taylor round-up for you all! While most people presented with a few days off between Hot Chip's UK and European tours might lie in bed with the curtains closed trying to build up the energy to order a pizza, he clearly places himself in the "devil makes work for idle hands" camp.
First up, he continues his semi-residency at the wonderful Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston (10a Bradbury Street, London E8) on Tuesday October 23rd. He will be playing new solo material. Headlining on the night will be Charles Hayward’s group Monkey Puzzle Trio and there is a rare DJ set from Nick Forgacs.
Secondly, Alexis’ cover of Berlin based producer/songwriter Dan Bodan’s track 'Under A Cancer Sky' is available now on a 7" on DFA. Have a listen here:
Finally, Alexis will be talking all things Prince at the Rough Trade shop on Monday October 22nd (at 7pm) with author Matt Thorne. Thorne’s forthcoming book – Prince – is exhaustive and brilliant and out through Faber later this month. Alexis describes the book as "the definitive work on the man; I am listening again to every piece of his music with renewed enthusiasm. Prince’s music has always deserved a book like this – his own Revolution in the Head." More details on the event can be found here.
And nothing definitive yet, but if you watch this space we'll have news soon of some brand new Alexis Taylor solo material hopefully ready to release for christmas.