Pip Blom shares Paycheck EP out today via Nice Swan Records
Amsterdam indie-rock outfit PIP BLOM today share their Paycheck EP out via Nice Swan Records. The 4-track EP is a roaring, attitude-laden offering that maintains their playfulness and knack for melody (earning comparisons to Blur and Courtney Barnett) and features previously released singles ‘Pussycat’ and ‘Come Home’, along with two new songs ‘The Shed’ and ‘Hours’. The EP is something of an older sibling to Blom’s previous singles, doubling up on the infectiousness of those early hits but with a bigger crunch.
Pip Blom is both the name of the band and its leader, a dynamic 22-year-old songwriter and guitarist from Amsterdam now residing in London. In 2017, a series of hooky singles Blom uploaded to the internet hit over a million plays, bringing a sudden burst of overseas accolades. The EP’s first release ’Pussycat‘, landed early praise from Noisey, i-D, DIY Mag, BBC 6 Music’s A-list rotation and more and saw Pip Blom take to the road supporting The Breeders, Franz Ferdinand and Bodega.
Her follow up single ‘Come Home’ has continued to attract music fans and critics alike, landing a premiere with Stereogum, earning praise and spins from triple j’s Linda Marigliano, Richard Kingsmill and more, playlist additions from Sydney stations FBi Radio and 2Ser and was named by Rolling Stone as a ‘Song You Need to Know’, praising its “killer post-punk groove”.
Pip Blom just wrapped a run of European dates with Garbage as well as festival sets including Reeperbahn this last month. They are currently on tour in the UK, playing their biggest headline shows to date. See dates and details here.
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.”