First new cut from Poppy Ackroyd’s upcoming second album unveiled

Poppy Ackroyd - Feather

We’re excitingly close to the release of Poppy Ackroyd‘s new album. Entitled Feathers, the effort follows her magnificent 2012 debut Escapement and it drops on November 14th via Denovali. In support of the new album, Poppy has announced a string of live dates in the UK and Europe kicking off on November 19th in Opwijk, Belgium and closing gloriously on December 20th at Cafe Oto in London as part of a tremendous bill also featuring Carlos Cipa and Piano Interrupted. Head over here to check all the dates and more info.
Ahead of the album release, the imaginative and talented composer and musician is enticing us with a sublime track off it, ‘Roads’. Enjoy.

Mixtape #42

When we first posted about the imaginative and enchantingly talented British composer and musician Poppy Ackroyd, we never dreamt she would one day get involved with our monthly mixtape. Since then, she released an outstanding debut album, Escapement, where she explores and experiments with the piano and the violin, mirroring her intricate relationship with the two instruments. Also, our dream came true and this month she picked and mixed seventeen stunning tracks, for your ears to indulge on.


Poppy Ackroyd unleashes new video for ‘Lyre’

Poppy Ackroyd - Lyre

The tremendously talented multi-instrumentalist and composer Poppy Ackroyd has unveiled a befitting visual accompaniment for the gorgeous and delicate ‘Lyre’. The song is taken from her debut solo album, Escapement, released last winter via Denovali Records. The video was made by Lumen, watch it beneath.

This Wednesday Poppy Ackroyd will start a European tour and her first performance will be in London with label mates Petrels and John Lemke. The shows will be complimented with visuals also made by Lumen.

Poppy Ackroyd sets release date for Escapement

Back in July, we reported on multi-instrumentalist and composer Poppy Ackroyd‘s upcoming debut solo album, Escapement. Her eagerly anticipated debut record will arrive on December 14th via Denovali Records.
According to the album’s blurb, Escapement reflects her intricate relationship with the piano and the violin. Classically trained on the two instruments, Poppy has been manipulating and multi-tracking sounds from them for the last few years. Her forthcoming album was composed using only the piano or the violin with the exception of a few field recordings of birds from the Outer Hebrides and rain recorded whilst driving in Scotland.

‘Escapement’ is described as “the part of the mechanism in a piano that enables the hammer to be released, so that the string can vibrate once it is struck. It can also mean the physical act of escaping, and in the context of this album it refers to the release of emotions through the instrument.”

We had previously shared the video for the beautiful ‘Seven’ off Escapement. The album’s supreme opening track ‘Aliquot’ also has an accompanying video filmed in her studio in Edinburgh. Watch it below.

Poppy Ackroyd’s debut solo album is on the way

Edinburgh via London multi-instrumentalist and composer Poppy Ackroyd, also known for being Hidden Orchestra’s keyboard and violin player, will release her debut solo album entitled Escapement, in November December via Denovali Records.

‘Seven’ is the first taste off the forthcoming album, and Tobias Feltus did a video for it.
Watch it below and also listen to ‘Aliquot’,  another wonderful and cinematic cut lifted from Escapement.