Named after the bobble-headed figurines perched atop many a cabbie's dashboard, Taxi Doll combine muscular pop/rock craft with electronic flourishes. The group formed in Los Angeles, when European vocalist Dhana Taprogge crossed paths with keyboardist/producer Gregg Allen. The two shared an interest in dance-oriented rock music -- including Blondie and the Chemical Brothers. The group garnered their first accolades with the release of Waiting. The EP's title track peaked at number three on the American charts, and the band returned two years later with a full-length album, Here and Now. ~ Andrew Leahey
" I fell in love with TAXI DOLL the moment I took the advance copy of their forthcoming debut CD 'HERE AND NOW' out of its wrapping and popped it into the CD drive of my computer. TAXI DOLL's effortlessly cool electro rock sound on the tracks 'COME TO ME' and 'GIVE YOU MORE' put them in a league with those other electro rock mavens GOLDFRAPP and GARBAGE, although lead singer DHANA TAPROGGE's sex kitten purr comes closer to ANA MATRONIC of the SCISSOR SISTERS rather than SHIRLEY MANSON. While 'GIVE YOU MORE' has been earmarked as the first single, the biggest surprises on this debut CD are the haunting, reggaefied title track, and SOFT KILL which has the band churning out the coldest TOM TOM CLUB-styled funk. Produced by keyboardist GREGG ALLEN, HERE AND NOW is the electrifying first effort of a band that is here to stay." -Brian Lush
" Excellent pop music - filled with melody and substance... Taxi Doll takes the synthesized beauty of the 1980s and melds it with the electronica trends of the late '90s/early 2000s to create pop that is indisputably indie, while maintaining the clean production normally reserved for major label releases... "Come To Me" is synthy bliss, with a rhythmic chugging that is reminiscent of the 80's works of Pat Benatar, and the sounds are cleanly gritty, focused and sharply dynamic, exactly like the best of pop music should be. "Follow Lead" does away almost entirely with synthesizers, incorporating excellent, tight guitar parts that perfectly offset the bright rhythms and Dhana's beautiful vocals... The vocals and rhythmic interplay reminds the ear of Gwen Stefani's ultimately unrealized possibilities. "Give You More" would be at home in any dance club tonight…Taxi Doll are possibly one of the most listenable and tight pop groups in existence right now… their music is brash and creative, without any of the schmaltz or over-done disco trickery of most modern pop."-L. Keane
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