The Taylor Twins first emerged as Butterfly in 2020, earning introductory airplay at Radio 1, 6 Music and Radio X for their EP ‘Ranger 1’. They were also tipped by veterans musicians and rising talents alike, with praise from artists including Ruban Nielson (Unknown Mortal Orchestra), Sean Ono Lennon, Willie J Healey, Blaine Harrison (Mystery Jets) and Dave Gregory (XTC). They even gained traction in the US, with plays from the larger-than-life industry icon Rodney Bingenheimer. Having decided to capitalise on their distinctive image by relaunching as The Taylor Twins, the duo now share their debut single ‘Lost All The Summer’. The track is out now on their own indie label Rørvig Records, a name which references their Scandinavian roots.
Here’s what they had to say when we got a chance to ask the them some questions.
Who were your musical influences growing up?
“The Beatles, The Cribs, The Alessi Brothers”.
Tell us about your new single ‘Lost All The Summer’
“Lost All The Summer’ is an expression of frustration about missing out on things in the past, and knowing better this time, making the most of everything life has to offer from now on. It’s about growing into yourself”.
What’s it like being in a band with your brother?
“Being in a band with your brother is very unique, We obviously have our disagreements like any siblings but patch things up in seconds. We know each other so well and working together creatively came naturally as we don’t step on each others toes. I think being twins is quite different to just being brothers, We’ve shared a lot of the same experiences and it can be hard at times to take advice from the each other. The best thing about working with your twin is it’s like having your best mate always with you”.
Can you describe your music in 3 words?
“Humorous kaleidoscopic Sunshine”
If The Taylor Twins could collaborate with any other artist – who would that be?
“We’d love to play in the Mighty Boosh band”.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
“Ming Tea – Austin Powers Band”.
If you had to be remembered for one thing apart from your music what would you want it to be?
“Our crazy inventions… yet to be thought of”.
Have you got any gigs planned?
“Yes! Jimmy’s Liverpool Wednesday 10th November and Sebright Arms Hackney E.London Wednesday 24th November”.
By Siân Parker