In the lead up to our special 50th event on Mon 20th October here’s our second guest blog from Tall Poppies, who talk about their influences and what 1964 means to them.
Tall Poppies are an East London alternative indie folk act fronted by Aussie twin sisters. Their tunes are well crafted melodic, rock, harmonic, poppy affairs backed by Diarmuid on violin and recently joined by Doug (former Noah and the Whale member) on drums. The band have released two albums and taken their songs around the globe.
We’re thrilled to have been asked back to Under The Influence at the Boogaloo. Tall Poppies have always drawn influence from the sixties. It started with the discovery of the Beatles hard days night and was forced on us anyway by mum’s copy of the Heartbeat soundtrack on repeat.
Has Pop evolved much since? These were defining times. Our hair has been bobbed thanks to the offers of Vidal Sassoon hairdressers since our arrival in London. Our first album was called ‘Thursday,’ a nod to the word used in 60s fashion shoots to achieve certain kitsch expressions. Joanna Lumley demonstrates it well in Ab Fab.
Tall Poppies (Oct 2014)
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