Poppy Block

Have you always been musical?

I’d like to say so! But I wasn’t any good when I was young. I really annoyed my siblings with it when I was young. But I trained my voice and now my sister Milly is my biggest supporter.

What/who are your musical influences?

My big sister Daisy is definitely one of them! She’s so incredibly talented and I have always admired her. I actually didn’t start doing music properly until I saw her doing it. I wanted to be just like her growing up and I still do. Another big influence for me would probably be my friend Riley. He is seriously a rock star. I guarantee you will see him in the top charts someday. I only met him last year but we immediately connected and he’s just awesome.

What/who are you listening to right now?

I’m currently listening to ‘These Days’ by Nico. I’m kind of obsessed with it and I’m trying to learn it but it’s so difficult. And I’m also listening to my usuals, Vista Kicks, The Paper Kites and the Backseat Lovers.

Favourite line from a song?

“I haven’t found my way, I’m only chasing waves” (chasing waves, vista kicks) Vista kicks are in my top three favourite artists. Their music is incredible and I never get sick of it. This particular lyric will always stick with me.

Do you practise regularly?

I wish I could say yes but I’m always doing so many things I can only practice sometimes. Some days I’ll crochet, some I’ll paint, etc.

If you could collaborate with any musician who would it be?

Probably Bon Iver or Vera Blue. Their music is such an inspiration and it’s my dream so see them live.

If you could play any gig or venue, where would you play?

That’s a tough one but I think I’d like to say Splendour in the Grass or some sort of festival. Because playing amongst other big artists would be insane and the experience would be awesome for me.

Where do you see yourself in five years in the music industry?

I wish I could say performing on a big stage with a crowd of thousands of people but because I plan on travelling, I’ll most likely be busking on the side of the street in Europe or something! But that’s okay, I don’t do music to be successful, I do it because I love it and it makes me happy whether I’m playing in front of hundreds of people or five people.