In 2016, Amsterdam’s Pip Blom, punctuated the musical stratosphere, when she started recording and releasing a number of indie pop songs which caught people’s attention almost instantaneously. Following a demand for more, the next logical step was to recruit a live band; her brother Tender stepped up as guitarist, Dareck Mercks joined on bass and Gini Cameron assumed the position of drummer. With the live foundations in place, Pip began to tour relentlessly, taking her feisty, 90s-indebted indie rock all over Europe, including performances at Eurosonic and The Great Escape.
After releasing a succession of singles via Nice Swan Records last year including, ‘I Think I’m A Love‘, ‘Babies Are A Lie‘ and ‘School‘, the former pricking the ears of Marc Riley, who called it ‘perfect pop’, she then sharpened her claws in May of this year, when she released the formidable ‘Pussycat‘. The single became a firm favourite of Steve Lamacq, scaling the heady heights of 6 Music’s playlist’s, eventually slotting neatly in to the A-List, where she was kept company by Nine Inch Nails and Gorillaz.
Bolstered by a lucrative support slot with The Breeders on their European tour over the summer, Pip has been readying herself for a busy winter; her EP, ‘Paycheck‘, will be released October 5th, with the second single, ‘Come Home‘, earning far-reaching praise from none other than Rolling Stone magazine.
“It seems that while her brand of straight-up but heady pop-rock is primed for global success, Pip Blom will be never be without a welcome on these shores.”