Out Now: Poppy Starts Another Era with Stagger’ EP; Touring with Smashing Pumpkins/Jane’s Addiction (Listen)


Adrian GarroCategories:Latest News

Rock Cellar Magazine

Poppy, the perennially envelope-pushing and genre-hopping musician otherwise known as Moriah Rose Pereira, ushered in a new era last Friday, Oct. 14

Stagger is the title of Poppy’s new EP, a four-song collection that pushes things in a new direction once again. To recap:

2020’s I Disagree, her third studio album, was a captivating mix of heavy metal, electronic and pop music, a disparate collection of songs that left a strong impression due to the chaotic and unpredictable flow of the record.

The following year’s Flux, produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen, was a total move in a different direction, featuring alt-rock/shoegaze vibes.

Stagger, in contrast, begins with “FYB,” a frantic punk-fueled freak out of energy:

Here’s a video for the title track:

Stagger is the first release from Poppy since signing a new deal with Lava/Republic Records — and she has a lot more going on besides music, by the way.

As a news release lays it out:

Poppy has no regard for convention, genres, labels, assumptions, or expectations. Instead, she eclipses all of them in the flames of an intensely uncompromising creative spirit with no rival. By burning everything down and building a vision of her own out of the ashes, she represents a future where high art and high fashion equal subversion of the highest order. Following a quiet grind, she reached critical mass with I Disagree. Beyond tallying 100 million-plus streams, it concluded 2020 on year-end lists by Upset [#1], Revolver, Popbuzz, Kerrang!, and more as she graced the covers of NME, Revolver, Upset, Kerrang!, and Tush. Standout “BLOODMONEY” even garnered a GRAMMY® nod for “Best Metal Performance,” lifting her to rarified air as the “first-ever solo female artist nominated in the category.” At the same time, she electrified the stage at the GRAMMY® Awards. Throughout 2021, Poppy only maintained her momentum with the EAT (NXT Soundtrack) EP, Flux, and So Mean EP. She steered the vision entirely—from the aesthetic to personally directing multiple videos. Infiltrating the mainstream, she has notably collaborated with Victor and Rolf on the Flowerbomb fragrance with L’Oreal and with KOI Footwear on two pairs of signature shoes. Casting a shadow over multiple forms of media, she has also penned two graphic novels, Genesis One and Poppy’s Inferno, and her short film I’m Poppy premiered at Sundance Film Festival during 2019.

Catch Poppy opening for Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction’s Spirits on Fire tour, launched recently and will run through Nov. 19 at the Hollywood Bowl:

10/18 Washington DC Capital One Arena
10/19 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
10/21 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
10/22 Las Vegas, NV When We Were Young*
10/23 Las Vegas, NV When We Were Young*
10/24 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
10/26 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
10/27 Quebec City, QC Centre Videotron
10/29 Las Vegas, NV When We Were Young*
10/30 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
11/1 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
11/2 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
11/4 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
11/5 Chicago, IL United Center
11/7 Denver, CO Ball Arena
11/9 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
11/11 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
11/12 Seattle, WA Climate Pledge Arena
11/13 Portland, OR Moda Center
11/15 San Francisco, CA Chase Center
11/16 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
11/18 Phoenix, AZ Footprint Center
11/19 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

*Festival

NEVER FIND MY PLACE UK & EUROPE HEADLINE TOUR

11/26 Bristol, UK SWX
11/27 London, UK London, UK
11/28 Birmingham, UK 02 Institute
11/29 Manchester, UK Manchester, UK
11/30 Glasgow, UK SWG3
12/2 Amsterdam, NE Melkweg
12/4 Paris, FR Elysee Montmartre
12/6 Barcelona, SP Sala Apolo
12/7 Madrid, SP Cool
12/8 Toulouse, FR Le Metronum
12/10 Milan, IT Fabrique
12/12 Ruschlikon, SW Xtra
12/13 Munchen, GE Freiheitshalle
12/14 Vienna, AU Simm City
12/15 Berlin, GE Hole44
12/17 Hanover, GE Capitol Hannover
12/19 Hamburg, GE Fabrik
12/20 Antwerpen, BE Zappa



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