Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor announces details of second solo album

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Hot Chip frontman Alexis Taylor has confirmed plans to release his second solo album plus details of a UK tour.

‘Await Barbarians’ will be released via Domino on June 7 and features the song ‘Elvis Has Left The Building’, which can be heard below. The album is Taylor’s second solo LP and follows the release of his debut, ‘Rubbed Out’, in 2008. Scroll down for the full album tracklisting.

Last night (April 1), Taylor was part of a group of musicians including Damon Albarn, Kele Okereke from Bloc Party and Ghostpoet who joined forces to play songs by cult Nigerian electro-funk musician William Onyeabor at London’s Barbican.

The tracklisting for ‘Await Barbarians’ is as follows:

‘Lazy Bones’
‘From The Halfway Line’
‘Without A Crutch (2)’
‘Immune System’
‘Dolly and Porter’
‘Closer To The Elderly’
‘Elvis Has Left The Building’
‘Piano Ducks’
‘New Hours’
‘Where Would I Be?’
‘Am I Not A Soldier?’
‘Without A Crutch (1)’

Taylor will also perform live this summer with solo gigs at the following venues:

Hay on Wye The Globe (May 23)
London The Ace Hotel (25)
Glasgow The Wee Chill (31)
London The Vortex (June 12)
Leeds The Brudenell (18)
Manchester Band On The Wall (19)
London Roundhouse Studio (20)

To check the availability of Alexis Taylor tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.