Tayls Leaves It On The Stage With Energetic Set At Wonderbus Thoughts+Photos: Tayls at Wonderbus 8/26/22
“…The first band of the night was Tayls, Nashville’s Friendship Punk band. Fronted by singer Taylor Cole, and rounded out by cofounder and guitarist, Greg Dorris, Keyboardists Mo Balsam, and Michael Taylor, violinist Jo Cleary, Guitarist Andy Heath, drummer Atticus Swartwood, and bassist Jessey Clarke. They aim to “create a loving atmosphere of weirdos and misfits.” This attitude was prevalent as they played their set and interacted with their audience and each other.
Opening their set with their first single, “Scarlet Letter”, drawing the audience in with a friendly, happy, party vibe with the Danceable music. Upon going back and giving their music a second and third listen, and reading up on the band, I discovered lyrically they deal with some heavy topics like loneliness and depression. They really try to create an atmosphere of community, friendship, and inclusion, that seems to say, it’s ok to not be ok, but we are all in this together. Their energetic, 7-song set continued with the songs, “Just Fine,” their latest single, “The World is Crumbly” “Better,l “Like a Bullet,” “First Curse” and the title track to their debut album, “Have you Ever?” My first impression is this band is super fun and community-minded and worth exploring if they are newly discovered for you and continued support if you’re a long-time fan…”
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