Classically trained pianist, violinist, producer, and composer, POPPY ACKROYD turned heads in the neo-classical world with her previous works „Escapement” and „Feathers”, as well as her involvement in Hidden Orchestra. Advocated by giants of the genre, Hauschka and Nils Frahm, the unique musician has returned, freshly signed to Bjork’s label One Little Indian Records, with a mini-album to be released on July 14, 2017.
The record, aptly named „Sketches”, due to its stripped down nature, is bejeweled by thematic undercurrents – birds are the inspiration for three of the tracks, which are to be released together as the lead singles from the album. The songs serve to reintroduce listeners to Ackroyd’s most stunning pieces from her previous albums, all of which have been reworked into ‘acoustic’ solo piano arrangements, along with four brand new, unheard pieces. The mini album sees a July release in preparation for a brand new full length album to be released later in the year, and One Little Indian will reissue Ackroyd’s back catalogue on CD and vinyl.