Pip Blom shares new single ‘Daddy Issues’ and announces debut LP Boat out 31 May 2019 via Heavenly Recordings
Pip Blom is thrilled to share her new single ‘Daddy Issues‘. Premiered by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music, the track marks the first new music to arrive from her debut album Boat out 31 May 2019 via recent signing to Heavenly Recordings (Hatchie, Confidence Man, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard). Listen to ‘Daddy Issues‘ HERE.
Something special happened to Pip Blom at the tail end of last year. It was a busy twelve months that saw the release of her frenetic Paycheck EP, including two A-Listed singles ‘Pussycat‘ and ‘Come Home‘ at 6 Music and again on triple j, support slots to the likes of The Breeders, Franz Ferdinand andGarbage, sold out shows across the UK and Europe and their signing to Heavenly Recordings – the fulfilment of one of the things she dreamed of since first picking up a guitar.
2019 started just as strong with a win for the European Music Moves Talent Award at Eurosonicfunded by the EU Commission, as well as confirmed sets at this years SXSW, The Great Escape, London’s Field Day, Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival and a slew of other European festivals and dates. Pip Blom will also return to the UK this month starting off on an Independent Venue Week Tour which includes a special performance at the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, with her dad’s band Eton Crop. See full dates and details here.
Pip Blom’s debut album Boat presents Pip Blom as is – a 23 year old, charming in her shyness and honest in her songwriting. There’s the kinetic combination of guitars from herself and brother Tender Blom, the effortlessly captivating vocal range which can be authoritative and intent as 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.
The album was overseen by Dave McCracken at Big Jelly Studios in Margate and was mixed by Dillip Harris in a shipping container on the banks of the Thames in East London. Its result is ten songs that, alluding to the album’s title, ferry you through Pip’s headspace via expertly crafted songs gelled together through their unassuming depth.
‘Daddy Issues‘ is out now, buy/stream it here.
Boat Is out May 31 via Heavenly Records, pre-order the album here.
1. Daddy Issues
2. Don’t Make It Difficult
3. Say It
8. Set Of Stairs
PRAISE FOR PIP BLOM
‘Song You Need To Know: Pip Blom, ‘Come Home‘
“…a perfect millennial anthem.”
“Guitars! Indie rock band Pip Blom does not disappoint with their newest single “Come Home,” with lead singer Blom’s vocals amplifying the moody yet up-beat track.”
“A potent set of lo-fi, ’90s-influenced rock with angst-fueled lyrics and addictive song hooks.”
“Pip is producing quality, unique and enigmatic music way beyond her years.”
BBC Radio 6 Music
“Pip Blom Is Ready to Join the Ranks of 2018’s Rising Guitar Acts”
“‘Amsterdam newcomers Pip Blom – are one of the country’s frontrunners, their Courtney Barnett-esque slacker-garage rock hybrid noisy in the best way.’”
“Another stellar single from the young musician who continues to grow as an artist.”
“Its lead single, ‘Pussycat,’ boasts a bothered tone and fiery guitars. On ‘Come Home,’ that intensity is laser-focused in frontwoman Pip Blom’s steady, creeping vocals.”