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Taxiride is an Australian rock band. Prior to formation, the four founding members of Taxiride—Hall, Singh, Watson and Wild—had been playing in cover bands around Melbourne. The quartet recorded an EPwhich a taxi -driving friend of theirs helped promote. They took their name from the experience had by passengers first hearing their music on a taxi ride.
After their music was heard by an executive from record label Warnerthe band signed a contract and released their debut album, ImaginateSkin - Taxiride - Garage Mahal This was followed by 's Garage Mahal.
Throughout their history, the band has had multiple lead singers and songwriters on the majority of their songs. The band continued performing live until In the four original members reformed and have been performing on the Australian festival circuit as well as public shows. Watson and Wild began writing together in in CamberwellMelbourne, and soon recruited Singh as an additional vocalist. The trio invited Hall, whom Wild first encountered buskingto join the group, and he accepted. The band named themselves Taxiride because they had given some of their early work to a friend of theirs, a taxi driver, who had He Takes To Drink - The Terraplanes - Toke these songs on passengers.
Taxiride wrote the majority of the album in a studio, and the final product generally used songs that band members had worked on individually. Steve Kurutz of Allmusic gave it three stars, calling the album a "slick Despite the album's success, Hall, then lead singer, left the band to work independently and with his other pet project, Airway Lanes. Following Hall's departure, the Skin - Taxiride - Garage Mahal recruited drummer Sean McLeod and bass guitarist Andy McIvor, and began work on their second album.
All three songs charted in Australia; "Creepin' Up Slowly" was the most successful at number six, also reaching number 19 in New Zealand. Much of Garage Mahal was written on the road, while touring, and as such had a different sound from the band's prior work. Mixing was done by David Way and Mike Shipley.
Glauber reported on the overall high quality of songs, noting that "almost any of these songs could work as a single", and calling the lyrics of "Creepin' Up Slowly" "perpetually catchy". Watson left Taxiride inand the band began work on a new album. Skin - Taxiride - Garage Mahal decided to release independently after splitting up with Warner Music,  and recorded at Wild's Melbourne home for a total of 12 months.
During that time, the band collaborated with vocalist Chris Bailey The Saints lead singer and Hall, who took time out from working with Airway Lanes. It would be the only song to chart from the album, reaching number 40 in Australia. Following the release of AxiomaticWild and Singh began to write new songs, accompanied by Hall. It features songs from the band's first three albums, all recorded in a standalone session in a Melbourne church on 26 May Inthe original lineup reformed.
In JulyDan Hall elected to take a break from the group to focus on other musical projects, including South Side Rebel Skin - Taxiride - Garage Mahal Interlocker. It is yet to be confirmed if his departure is permanent. In AugustTaxiride will celebrate 20 years since the release of their debut album with a 'Live in Our Lounge Room' tour where the band will sing and tell stories behind their songs. Taxiride is primarily a pop rock band, also drawing influences from pub Skin - Taxiride - Garage Mahal . The International Herald Tribune ' s Mike Zwerin noted the band's style of having "four lead singers, four potential front men"— Imaginate ' s strength was in their collective sound, argued Zwerin.
Singh told Dan Grunebaum of Metropolis Tokyo that the arguments came about "because we were very passionate about what goes down onto tape", and so they were resolved by recognising the overall goal of the band's work.
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