Following the release of her new album Resolve, we find out more about Poppy Ackroyd.

The neo-classical musician Poppy Ackroyd has returned, this time newly signed to Björk’s label One Little Indian Records. Fresh from the release of mini-album Sketches, earlier this month she released her brand new self-produced full-length record Resolve.

In her own words, Poppy explains: “Resolve is about the determination to embrace the good things in life whilst dealing with unexpected and challenging difficulties. Finding the light in the dark, facing sadness and loss head on, and developing a growing inner strength.” Listen to ‘Paper’ below:

We got five minutes with Poppy to find out a little more about her and her work. Poppy is also performing at the Barbican on 29th March.

Three words to describe my music…
Instrumental, textural, cinematic

Favourite ever film…
Down by law by Jim Jarmusch.

The best venue I’ve played…
So hard to choose. Union Chapel London is magical, Roter Salon Berlin is cosy, UT Connewitz Leipzig is stunning, and the A38 boat in Budapest is a bit different. Glastonbury and Wilderness festivals are up there too.

The song I can’t listen to…
One of my favourite albums ‘Music Has the Right to Children’ by Boards of Canada. I now have way too many emotional connections to all the songs.

The worst job I’ve ever had…
Manager in a restaurant. I only did it for a few months, it was way too stressful!

My favourite meal to cook…
Something new. My boyfriend and I try to cook and focus on a different cuisine every month and so I’m always learning new things.

My favourite word…
Discombobulated

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
Herodean, the beautiful, old, open air theatre, on the slopes of the Acropolis in Athens.

I think you should listen to…
Ametsub

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Aphex twin, as I’ve been listening to his music for so many years and never seen him play live.

Poppy Ackroyd – Resolve
February 2, 2018 – One Little Indian
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