Tall Poppies match neat, melodic indie pop with darker, creative notions. Perth twins Susan and Catherine spin tales of life from both sides of the planet alongside violinist Diarmuid and Doug Fink - previously the drummer in Noah and the Whale. The band bear similarities to Kate Bush and Camera Obscura, with influences including the likes of The Smiths, David Bowie and Belle and Sebastian. Working with London based producer Brian O'Shaughnessy (produced Primal Scream's ‘Screamadellica’) as well as with Paul Tipler (Elastica, Idlewild, The Horrors, Stereolab), the new album 'Let's Go Out' will be out early 2018.
Tell us a bit about yourself? We're an indie-pop four piece now based in East London and originating from Perth, Australia. Seduced by the vibrant music scene in the UK we picked up our guitars and flew across the world to create and perform.
There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest? We've been described as the lovechild ABBA and the White Stripes.
What’s your back-story? The latest single, 'Now' is all about being stood up. This is a song born from frustration, in an age when people's attention is short and minds change tack in an instant. We wrote it while jamming out a tune we had previously written. Usually the songs that we write together sprout from a conversation while noodling around and drinking tea.
What are you working on at the moment? 'Now' is coming out this November. We're excited to announce the release date is 24th November. We'll be playing at the Luna in Leytonstone (downstairs). Do come down if you're in London.
What's the first song you remember hearing? Twinkle twinkle little star.
You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song? 'Let's Hear it for the Boy' went down well at the press club in Manchester
What was the first gig you went to? It was a You am I gig in Australia
Which song do you wish you'd written? Bohemian Rhapsody
Which song changed your life? Paolo Conte - 'come mi vuoi'
Which song would you like played at your funeral? Tonight We Fly by the Divine Comedy
What song is stuck in your head right now?Baby Now That I've Found You - The Foundations
What was the first Album you bought? K - Kula Shaker
Which song made you want to play music? Girls Just Want to Have Fun