Today we meet, Pip Blom. Pretty cool indie vibe going on. Give a listen , cool voice with some pretty decent guitars..
20 year old singer-songwriter Pip Blom is set to release her brand new EP Are We There Yet? on 28th September 2016 via Toaster Records.
Based in Amsterdam, Pip Blom writes, records and releases her own indie-pop tunes with a twist. Combining raw guitar power with catchy melodies, Are We There Yet? consists of three powerful offerings. First track ‘Taxi Driver’ is an uptempo wall of indie sound whilst ‘Honey’, on the other hand, is a gritty love song, and final track ‘Alone’ flows with a fragile, beautiful sadness.
Due to set off on tour in the Netherlands and England with a full band in October 2016, the raw, sparkling sound of Pip Blom is sure to charm the ears of many in no time.
Are We There Yet? will be released on 28th September 2016 via Toaster Records.
Meet -Pip Blom
1) For those unfamiliar with your music, can you can you give us a little of your back history?
I really wanted to be in a band. So I asked around, if people wanted to join me. But unfortunately, everyone had other interests or was to busy with other bands.Then thought: let’s try to be a band on my own. So that’s what I did. I started writing songs and recorded everything myself. For the drums, I used logic drummer and I followed a course to learn how to record at home. A few months later I released my first four songs. Meanwhile, another six months later, I’ve found a band 🙂
2) Who would you list as your musical influence?
I would definitely say Parquet Courts. But also Micachu And The Shapes, The Breeders and Blur. I don’t think my music sounds much like them, but all off then inspire me a lot.
3) What’s the coolest thing that’s happened to you since you started up?
There are quite a few things; playing our first festival, being aired on BBC radio 6 and BBC radio 1, and of course being featured on New Music Friday UK on Spotify. But probably the coolest thing is the release of my tracks on vinyl by the UK label GGAGG. It’s so weird and at the same time so cool to see your songs on something so touchable.
4) What are your hopes and dreams as a musician for the next few years.
I’m a dreamer, so I’ve got quite a few dreams. But my biggest dream at the moment is being signed to a UK or US label. Matador, Rough Trade or Domino would be amazing. I know the chances of that happening are zero to none. But hey, you can always dream 🙂
5) What are some of your favorite albums from the past few years?
Parquet Courts – Human Performance (& of course Light Up Gold but that one is a bit older). Bombay – Show Me Your Teeth. Apneu – This Will Never Happen To Us.
6) Do you see any real use for social media, or is it all just a pain in the ass to keep with?
Ha, that’s funny. I do see the real use. I think it’s great that it gives me the opportunity to see people all over the world talk about my music and talk to them if I want to. But I also admit, there are days that I really hate it. That I’m sick of sharing things. And tired of thinking about a cool way to announce a show. Luckily I don’t feel like this very often. And besides, there will always be things you don’t necessarily love to do, but know you have to because it’s important.
7) Do you pay attention to reviews or comments from people about your music or do you just turn that noise off?
Yes, I wish I was able to turn that noise off but it does affect me quite a bit. Even when there are 20 nice comments, the one mean remark still hurts and makes me feel sad. But I’m working on it. I think it’s a matter of time, you just need to get used to feedback. And of course, feedback can be helpfull but I think it’s best to try to make what you love. Not necessarily what others might like.
8) If you could tour anywhere in the world, where would you want to go?
I would love to go on tour to Japan. I’ve never been there but the stories about Japan and concerts over there sound so cool. Maybe everything is a lie, but I would love to see it with my own eyes.
9) Can music save the mortal soul or is just a good backbeat to your life?
Whoa, that’s a deep one. I think this is different for everyone. But for me it’s a good backbeat. I love music, I listen to it all the time, but in the end it cannot save me. It helps though.
10) Any last thoughts for your fans?
Yeah: go check out Canshaker Pi – For Ed. I think you’ll love it.