Tall Poppies – World Keeps Spinning

The London-based Australian-born alternative indie pop act Tall Poppies release their latest single ‘World Keeps Spinning’ on December 1st, 2023. With a soft and motherly approaching melody with a sharp-edged black-and-white aesthetic, ‘World Keeps Spinning’ is a simple song that helps to keep the listener centred and hopeful in shaky and uncertain times.

Aesthetically pleasing as the white stripes and as folksy and earth as ABBA and Fleetwood Mac, tall poppies lay the foundation of what their ultimately new sonically relatable sound would be. Inspired by artists as kooky as Kate Bush and as whimsy as David Bowie, we can see and hear these influences throughout the song and the music video. A song that needs no intricate or complex depth to convey a solid and homely message.

Twin vocalist Susan and Cathrine Hay, alongside Doug Fink as the drummer injects a warm and belonging family vibe that automatically allows the listener to feel safe and a sense of togetherness throughout the track, even when listening to the track completely alone. Tall Poppies ‘World Keeps Spinning’ arrives as the warmest hug of a mother and the folksiest dance in your grandparent’s tales, and they are certainly here to stay.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Vicky Thompson

A vibrant and quirky music journalist who loves cheese, chocolate and a good old natter!

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