Pip Blom - Boat

Boat

Pip Blom

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12" Vinyl Album 10 tracks £19.99
CD Album 10 tracks £10.99 Out of stock

Description

Pip Blom - Boat

Pip Blom have announced details of the debut album 'Boat' to be released on Friday 31st May.

Vinyl is standard black edition. All vinyl comes with a DL card.


WATCH THE VIDEO FOR 'DADDY ISSUES' HERE:



Pip earnestly set about writing songs on a Loog guitar, a three-stringed children’s line of the instrument that aids learning, cultivating a 20-minute set and performing for the first time in front of an audience - eventually reaching the semi-finals of said competition. As you have gathered, the story didn’t end there and failing to win was anything but a deterrent.

Neither was struggling to find band members post-competition. Pip simply ploughed on as she always has, finding a way to make things work with the resources around her. Programming drums on a computer and writing and recording both bass and guitar parts, Pip decided to start self-releasing songs on the internet and it didn’t take long for people to start taking notice.

Today, that same plucky, head-on attitude characterises everything she does and it’s an absolute joy to behold - whether that’s witnessing her band’s powerfully impressive live show or listening to her honest, heart-on-sleeve approach to writing songs on record.

And ‘Boat’ is emblematic of that – an open book of Pip Blom, delivered via her undeniable knack for writing a hook-laden, 3-4 minute song; planting it in your head and making it stay there looping days after first hearing it.

There’s the kinetic combination of guitars from herself and brother Tender Blom, the effortlessly captivating vocal range which can be authoritative and intent like in the driving album opener ‘Daddy Issues’, or soothing and warm as heard in melodic middle track ‘Bedhead’. Then there are the choruses that seem to stop songs in their tracks and lift them into a different stratosphere.

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Reviews

“Boat is a triumphant debut album because it’s both familiar and authentic, and when you have a melodic impulse that shines as brightly as this, you can’t really go wrong.”
– The Skinny ⭐⭐⭐⭐

“A dead cert for the 6music tea-time kitchen disco, Dutch indie darling Blom hits all the alt-rock pleasure centres: jangly, whistle-able songs with sultry VU vocals. Tight-wound Buzzcocks riffs and Sleater-Kinney choruses.” - Mojo ⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Uplifting, powerful and sincere, Pip Blom deliver a rich, ocean-inspired debut that is instantly captivating” – The Line of Best Fit 9/10

“Throughout the album, slashing chords buzz deliciously with a generous helping of lo-fi fuzz, while Pip’s vocal ranges from defiant, to melancholic, to angelically seductive, and back again.” – Gigwise 8/10

“Singer Pip Blom’s broad-brush clank exploded onto Spotify playlists in 2016, compelling her to find a band to fit her vision. ‘Boat’ shows it in full effect: robust, sparkly and with ocean-going choruses on the clockwork Blondie of ‘Don’t Make It Difficult,’ ‘Ruby’ and the rolly-eyed ‘Daddy Issues.’ – Uncut Magazine 8/10

"From 'Tired' to 'Bedhead' to 'Tinfoil,' Pip Blom takes nice verses and morphs them into mean choruses, as playfully as blowing bubbles in milkshake. "I think I'm hard to please," Blom repeats on jerky banger 'Don't Make It Difficult.' With tracks as consistently strong as they are on 'Boat,' this perfectionism can only be a good thing." - London On The Inside.

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (HVNLP168)
  1. Pip Blom - Daddy Issues
  2. Pip Blom - Don't Make It Difficult
  3. Pip Blom - Say It
  4. Pip Blom - Tired
  5. Pip Blom - Bedhead
  6. Pip Blom - Tinfoil
  7. Pip Blom - Ruby
  8. Pip Blom - Set Of Stairs
  9. Pip Blom - Sorry
  10. Pip Blom - Aha
CD Album (HVNLP168CD)
  1. Pip Blom - Daddy Issues
  2. Pip Blom - Don't Make It Difficult
  3. Pip Blom - Say It
  4. Pip Blom - Tired
  5. Pip Blom - Bedhead
  6. Pip Blom - Tinfoil
  7. Pip Blom - Ruby
  8. Pip Blom - Set Of Stairs
  9. Pip Blom - Sorry
  10. Pip Blom - Aha