Julian Shah-Tayler

Julian Shah-Tayler

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Electronic rock like Bowie meets Prince in the 80s informed by the modern age...

Biography

Shah is a solo artist who writes, produces and performs his own music.
He has played guitar, bass and keyboards and sung in the bands for Siobhan Fahey (Shakespear’s Sister/Bananarama), Whitey (Dim Mak), drinkme, Piel, Bunny (PIAS), Joaquin Phoenix, Adamandevil, Kerli (Island/DefJam).
His film credits include: playing piano in “Penelope” (Christina Ricci), playing viola on “The Golden Age” (Cate Blanchett)
His Television credits include: playing guitar on “Search for a Star” and playing bass on “The All Star Talent Show” – UK tv
His music video credits include drinkme and whitey in numerous music videos, also appearing with Skunk Anansie in the video for “Hedonism” and dancing for them at The Brit Awards
His production credits include: Oki-dog, drinkme, Xerox, Spider, Bethia Beadman (Courtney Love band), Hector Rowland, Whitey, Piel, Adamandevil, Fort King, Reverend Sickhead
His remixes have been for: Siobhan Fahey, Noblesse Oblige, Nemo, Aphletik, Superstudio, Marina Celeste (Nouvelle Vague)
He has djed worldwide in clubs from The Razzmatazz in Barcelona, the Maria in Berlin, Death Disco/Kill All Hippies/Transmission/The Queen is Dead/The Secret Door in London, Happy Endings in New York, Standard Hotels in Los Angeles
In the past year, aside from cowriting/engineering/programming on the second Whitey album he has recorded over 100 original songs, working with artists such as JC Chasez (N Sync), Tiki Lewis (Piel), and Kerli
He has also started on a collaborative collection of cover versions of songs that he loves with artists that he respects.
If you would like to contact him, or book him for gigs, sessions, dj gigs or production/remix work please go to the myspace.com/juliandrinkme site, and message him or phone +1 213 453 5582 US
Or email direct at julian.drinkme@gmail.com

Lyrics

Wetter

Written By: Julian Shah-Tayler

If you're getting bored with the conversation, let's get down to the penetration
You're the object of my fascination I want to make you wet with my perspiration now
The wetter the better

You burn me out like a flame, I want you
Your body is the reason that I came, the wetter the better I want you I want you
You run me off the rails like a train, I want you
Your body is the reason that I came, the wetter the better I want you I want you

If we fall in the water, don't you worry, we'll have those wet clothes off in a hurry
Got nothing left to wear then don't you shake it, let's go home and just get naked now
The wetter the better

You burn me out like a flame, I want you
Your body is the reason that I came, the wetter the better I want you I want you
You run me off the rails like a train, I want you
Your body is the reason that I came, the wetter the better I want you I want you
I want you to come and burn me out

Beautiful World

Written By: Julian Shah-Tayler

Where's the relief in not coming down
When I step off the roof and float to the ground
Seeing flickers in my fire once again
And it feels just like I'm trying to forget

I spend all my days wishing life away
You can be so tired you never want to wake
And these visions that I have just blur in the end
Because I fell into my self again

And you want to live it and you can't forgive it
It's a beautiful world
And you'll never leave it and you don't believe it
It's a beautiful world

Where's the belief in your history
And where's the relief from your misery
Failing flickers in my fire once again
Because I fell into myself again

And you want to live it and you can't forgive it
It's a beautiful world
And you'll never leave it and you don't believe it
It's a beautiful world

We all feel the same so don't give your life away
We all feel the pain so don't give your life away

And you want to live it and you can't forgive it
It's a beautiful world
And you'll never leave it and you don't believe it

It's a beautiful world

Communication

Written By: Julian Shah-Tayler

I cannot communicate,
I’m just trying to stay awake
Wish someone would take my hand
And pull me out of this sinking sand

I don’t want to know what’s wrong
Why does my body feel so numb
All these words will go to waste
I cannot communicate

Communication

All these pictures in my book,
All these memories that I took
All the reasons that I found
Take my flickr spread around

Communication

And if everything’s alright and if everything’s OK
Then why do I feel so lost along the way?
When the fallout from the night always follows through the day
Then we lose the will to communicate

All the lessons that we learned
From the times that we got burned
Will never ameliorate
Our fragile mental state

I don’t want to know what’s wrong
Why does my body feel so numb
All these words will go to waste,
Because I cannot communicate

Communication

And if everything’s alright and if everything’s OK
Then why do I feel so lost along the way?
When the fallout from the night always follows through the day
Then we lose the will to communicate

Electricity

Written By: Julian Shah-Tayler

Another endless night
The shadows on my wall tease the light
Pale fingers bleached with waste
Though bitter this strychnine leaves no taste

Another endless night
The bullets in my gun worn by time
This time is bleeding out my minutes slow
And behind this wall I make my current flow

Your electricity pulsing around my veins
When you're kissing me, makes me feel alive again
When your pulse turns to flow,
electricity knowing this place where we belong
Your electricity turns me on

Another endless night
Your voice is all I hear from the outside
I take your scent, I breathe you into me
Catch the sparks from all your electricity

You do this to me

Your electricity pulsing around my veins
When you're kissing me, makes me feel alive again
When your pulse turns to flow,
electricity knowing this place where we belong
Your electricity turns me on

Saltwater

Written By: Julian Shah-Tayler

You know it's not your fault
If I'm breaking my own heart.
Though it's halfway to the truth
It's breaking over you.

I cannot explain
What causes me this pain
If I wrap it up in words
I'll miss the point again

I'm pouring salt water on the spark
To keep the fires from burning through the dark
Pouring the salt water on the spark
To keep the fire from burning through burning through the shell I grew

The message you gave to me
Turned my bitter sweet
I was living for your taste
While I was being replaced

I'm pouring salt water on the spark
To keep the fires from burning through the dark
Pouring the salt water on the spark
To keep the fire from burning through burning through the shell I grew.

Such a lovely flame, burning me alive.
On this beautifullest day, what a lovely way to die.

Say What You Want

Written By: Julian Shah-Tayler

You say what you want about me
I hear nothing at all
That tongue telling lies about me
Just can't hurt me at all

You say what you want about me
I hear nothing at all
That tongue telling lies about me
Just can't hurt me at all

You got something to say about me
I'm here, just give me a call
You say what you want about me
I hear nothing at all

Show Me Your Soul

Written By: Julian Shah-Tayler

I've seen empires rise and fall out of the sky,
I've watched history unfold like the iron butterfly
I've danced through life with diamonds on my feet
Along the road that runs right to my destiny

If you wanna walk a mile in my shoes
Show me your soul
One of these days they'll walk all over you
Show me your soul

I am the morning star that brightens up the sky
I am the rose that plucks the thorns out of your side
I am the muse to blinks the angels to your eye
As the sorrow that we face defines our joy

If you wanna walk a mile in my shoes
Show me your soul
One of these days they'll walk all over you
Show me your soul

And your laughter fills with tears
And they're falling through the years
As the world keeps turning round

And there's no time left to cry
So your sorrow fills with joy
As the road keeps rolling on

Discography

"Circular" by "drinkme" - album on iTunes
"Do You Wanna Get High" by "drinkme" - ep on itunes
"Manifesto" by "drinkme" - single on iTunes
"Twins" by "xerox" - album on iTunes
Manifesto has a lot of radio/club play.
"Wrap It Up" by Whitey - lots of airplay, and placements in GTA 4, Sopranos, Whip It.
"Un Ange Passe" release on Bandcamp and due of 1st Jan 2010 release on iTunes and physical worldwide
"Blah Blah Blahnik" released on iTunes/Amazon etc. 1st May 2010
"Fill Your Joys With Love" released on iTunes/Amazon etc. 1st July 2010
"Coito Ergo Sum" LP released on iTunes/Amazon etc. 1st September and awaiting date for physical release via KES distribution and impossible things website.
"Wetter" receiving airplay on radio, as well as "Say What You Want" featured on "The City" MTV
Promotional videos being completed for both of these songs

Set List

Revolution
Force Of Habit
Manifesto
Communication
Northern Light
Wetter
Delicious
Electricity
Beautiful World
Covers would be Bowie/Radiohead

A full acoustic set is also possible, band sets mainly last about 45 minutes, acoustic could go much longer