NEW SINGLE (7 – 9 – 2023)
Tot Taylor ushers in his upcoming SEPTEMBER album
with a brand new single:
“NOW YOU’RE TALKIN”
a song about ‘everyone doing the right thing’ (for each other)
which will lead to the release of the new CD album (9-10–23).
Exclusive to ROUGH TRADE
Launching with a PLAYBACK with TRAVIS ELBOROUGH
at The Social, London (27-9-23)
with Tot speaking about his “nutty life and nutty times”
both within the worlds of music & also contemporary art.
The new album ‘STUDIO SOUNDS’
Recorded at legendary RAK Studios, in London’s St. John’s Wood, during the weeks immediately following
the end of lockdown,
is… a ‘wild trip through pop music sonics’
as Tot explores not only “every instrument and sound known to Man” but keeps the lyrics “very real” and “very Now!”
as the real world outside of the studio rebalances and adjusts – and the sun
STUDIO SOUNDS is an incredibly UP! record.
A collection of upbeat, optimistic songs about the future –
tho critical (as ever) about our leaders, our ‘betters’ and their management of our fragile world.
Subjects range from ‘out-there politics’ such as the
MONSTER RAVING LOONY’s
and ‘THE TORIES’! as well as
‘suedehead’ haircuts, out-of-fashion
T.Shirts, ‘old hat’ politicians and Nebuchadnezzar: ‘king-of-Babylon’, all contained within Tot Taylor’s
lush ‘musical bubblewrap’ of warm summery chords and mystical wordplay.
the new single:
NOW YOU’RE TALKIN’ – TOT TAYLOR
Nebuchadnezzar is that you?
Tutankhamen you came too!
‘Mr Speaker’ got your tongue in a twist today
Gimme a ring on your mission-bell
Put a toe in the wishin’-well
Now you’re talkin’ at me
Listen what I gotta say …
NOW YOU’RE TALKIN – (Now you’re Talkin, baby)
Spiritual father – what you want ?
Mother Nature, what you on ?
It ain’t natural, to speak as dumb as you …
MAHAVIRA – ‘Golden One’
Stephen Hawking – ‘Silver Sun’
NOW YOU’RE Talking for me -Listen what I gotta say
NOW YOU’RE TALKIN – (Now YOU’RE Talkin at me)
Education! Man, you’re done!
A sense of the ‘common’ word has won
Now you’re talkin’ for me – Listen what I gotta say
Like a loud Marcel Marceau – ‘Silence is Golden’, Don’t y Know?
(Now YOU’RE Talkin With Me) LISTEN WHAT I GOTTA SAY…
Now You're Talkin'
Tot Taylor is a legendary pop auteur and also contemporary art curator – (founder of The Compact Organization and the influential ‘pre-punk’ group Advert-I-Sing). He was signed to Island Records while still a Cambridge schoolboy and is also author of the 900-page 2019 novel ‘THE STORY OF JOHN NIGHTLY’ (Penguin Random House) see: Amazon UK/US for copies.
Having worked with such as PAUL McCARTNEY and MICHAEL STIPE, shared an editing-room with FEDERICO FELLINI and a dinner table with ANDY WARHOL Tot has curated exhibitions with YOKO ONO, JUDY CHICAGO, PENELOPE SLINGER & WILLIAM BURROUGHS and happenings at the famous RIFLEMAKER Art Space in Beak Street, London and lectures in Contemporary Art at SOTHEBYS Institute. Riflemaker artists have exhibited at TATE MODERN, MoMA – Museum of Modern Art NY, the ICA & FRIEZE London.
His songs often bash the establishment and the “corrupt characters from the times we live in”