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So that's it for this year! We finished 2019 this week by playing with Sports Team (thursday, Forum,
 

Pip Blom

December 9 · Issue #32 · View online
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So that’s it for this year!
We finished 2019 this week by playing with Sports Team (thursday, Forum, London) and Fat White Family (yesterday, Melkweg, Amsterdam). And what a crazy year this has been. We can’t thank everybody enough who worked so hard for and with us. You know who you are!
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And thanks so much everyone else for supporting us, buying records, listening tunes and coming to gigs! It’s great to make friends around the world from Iceland to Mexico, from the UK to the USA, from Germany to Spain, from the Netherlands to the Czech Republic.
Get an impression of our 2019 in this newsletter.
See you next year!
The Pips

BUT FIRST A COMMERCIAL BREAK: CHRISTMAS SALE!
Our online shop is packed with stuff again, look around and order!
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2019 | HERE WE GO! WE'RE SO PROUD OF BOAT!
Of course this was the year of Boat, our debut album. We released the 10 track album on the brilliant Heavenly Recordings on May 31th! And later in the year the legendary Burger Records released a cassette version.
It is special to hold your first album for the first time!
It is special to hold your first album for the first time!
And this is crazy too: in the centre of London
And this is crazy too: in the centre of London
TOURING = FUN!
This was Norwich, one of our 50(!) UK gigs this year
This was Norwich, one of our 50(!) UK gigs this year
WE LOVE THE REVIEWS
You never know if people are going to like your album. But luckily they did. See here a small selection of the reactions.
BBC: ALBUM OF THE DAY
ROLLING STONE: AN INSTANT CLASSIC
NME: A MARVELLOUS DEBUT ALBUM
UNCUT: A BUZZSAW BELTER
MOJO: ****
NRC: INDIE VAN DE MEEST AANSTEKELIJKE SOORT
TOURING = FUN
Love this picture!
Love this picture!
INTERVIEWS
To coincide with the release of Boat we did a lot of interviews around the world, here are some of them.
BBC News| Pip Blom: The rock band with real family 'support' -
Rolling Stone| Pip Blom: An Artist You Need to Know
NME | Meet Pip Blom, the Amsterdam indie gang opening Glastonbury’s John Peel stage
3voor12 | Zo verovert Pip Blom de wereld
Trouw | Zangeres Pip Blom is groot aan de overkant van het Kanaal, in Nederland is ze afwasser
Volkskrant | Frontvrouw Pip Blom wilde op Glastonbury spelen, en zo geschiedde. ‘I pick my battles’
TOURING = FUN
When we were in our Village People phase
When we were in our Village People phase
108 GIGS
Wow! We played 108 shows in 12 countries in one year! Small venues, large halls, tiny festivals, huge events, new fans, old friends. These are the shows we’ve played divided per country: UK: 50 / NL: 26 / America: 11 / Germany: 6 / Belgium: 4 / France: 2 / Spain: 2 / Portugal: 1 / Iceland: 1 / Italy: 1 / Switzerland: 1 / Austria: 1 / Czech Republic: 1 / Mexico: 1.
It was so much fun to travel the world, but the most special non festival gig was selling out the 800 capacity Scala in London.
AND THE HIGHLIGHT OF IT ALL: GLASTONBURY
Playing Glastonbury was a dream come true. The legendary festival was everything we hoped for. And more. It was more than special to be part of that event and play 3 gigs, one of them at the huge John Peel Stage.
DOCUMENTARY: THE ROAD (TO GLASTONBURY)
3voor12 followed us around on our road to Glastonbury. We’re really happy with this documentary. Have a look!
Pip Blom: The Road (documentary)
TOURING = FUN
And tiring
And tiring
9 SESSIONS
Besides playing 108 gigs we recorded 9 sessions for international radiostations and websites. Here are three examples.
pip blom - live at erik's house
Pip Blom - Full performance (Live at The Current Day Party at Iceland Airwaves)
"Daddy Issues" by Pip Blom - BTR Live Studio [ep809]
STATS
Here is some info about streams and sales!
AWARDS
And there were awards and nominations too!
Thanks everybody for all the help and support, see you next year!
Pip, Tender, Darek, Gini.
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