Garage Mahal (2002)
Taxiride are an Australian rock band. Formed in 1997, the band consists of Dan Hall, Jason Singh, Tim Watson and Tim Wild.
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 EP, which 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 Warner, the band signed a contract and released their debut album, Imaginate, in 1999. This was followed by 2002’s Garage Mahal. Both albums were certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 2005’s Axiomatic did not follow in the success of its predecessors.
Taxiride’s musical style has changed significantly over the course of their career—from a hybrid pop/pub rock sound merged with classic harmony referencing bands like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young to a heavier sound on later works. Throughout their history, the band has had multiple lead singers and songwriters on the majority of their songs.
The band continued performing live until 2008.
In 2015 the four original members reformed and have been performing on the Australian festival circuit as well as public shows.