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Pip Blom

June 7 · Issue #28 · View online
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We promise you we won’t overload you with newsletters, it will be quieter after this one, but there is so much happening we want to tell you about.
This has been what you call a crazy week. As you know, it started May 31st with the release of our debut album Boat. And the reactions have been overwhelming. Of course not everyone likes us, but let’s focus on who do ;-) Have a look further on!

Number 61 in the Top 100!
New at number 61 in the Album Top 100 !
Just in, Boat had a great first week. Our album entered the Top 100 at number 61. The National and Elton John we’re coming after you! ;-)
No, joking of course. We’d never thought we get this far, but once you’re there you want more. Nothing wrong with a bit of ambition is there?
Some of the reactions Boat got ...
  • Rolling Stone: “Boat feels like an instant classic” (4/5)
  • NME: “Pip Blom write songs that make you fall in love with guitars again.” | [Read]
  • Uncut: “A buzzsaw belter. Damn fine lo-fi pop.” (8/10)
  • BBC 6 Music | Album of the Day: “A punky indie pop party”
  • Rough Trade | Album of the month: “We’ve had this one on repeat since it came in.”
  • The Line Of Best Fit: “Uplifting, powerful and sincere, Pip Blom deliver a rich, ocean-inspired debut that is instantly captivating.” (9/10) | [Read]
  • Urbanista Magazine: “A captivating debut to adore from Dutch indie dreamers to believe in.” (9/10) | [Read]
  • Allmusic: “Almost any track could be singled out for praise – most of them sound like singles.” (8/10) | [Read]
  • Mojo: “Dutch indie darling Blom hits all the alt-rock pleasure centres.” (4/5)
  • DIY: “With spiky guitars and giddy screams around every corner, ‘Boat’ evokes the very best of Pixies and Courtney Barnett.” (4/5)
  • Gigwise: “Pip Blom provide a masterclass in endlessly listenable songwriting.” (8/10) | [Read]
  • The Skinny: “Boat is a triumphant debut album.“ (4/5)
  • NRC: "Indiepop van de meest aanstekelijke soort.” (4/5)
  • 3voor12 | Album vd Week: “Een ontzettend leuke gitaarplaat waarbij de liedjes af en toe bijna uit elkaar barsten van enthousiasme.”
  • Pitchfork: “Boat is an enjoyable and uncomplicated listen” (7/10) | [Read]
  • Let It Happen: “There is a lot of genuine enjoyment to be had when listening to this record.” (7/10) | [Read]
  • Northern Transmissions: “Youthful angst and enthusiasm, wrapped in a poppy, yet ragged sound.” (7/10) | [Read]

But there was more
It’s done. It’s over. We’ve finished a 15 dates tour through the UK. Almost all our clubshows have been sold out, so that was more than impressive too. And this week we announced a ton more of concerts for september, october, november. Not only in Europe, but in Mexico and the United States as well. See our website for all ticket-details, but this is the list …
SEPTEMBER
  • 07/09/19 NL | Opmeer: Zomerpop
  • 08/09/19 DE | Berlin: Lollapalooza
  • 09/09/19 DE | Berlin: Berghein Kantine
  • 10/09/19 DE | Hamburg: Molotow Musikclub
  • 12/09/19 NL | Zwolle: Hedon
  • 13/09/19 NL | Nijmegen: Merleyn
  • 14/09/19 NL | Groningen: Vera
  • 19/09/19 NL | Amsterdam: Sexyland
  • 20/09/19 NL | Tilburg: Hall of Fame
  • 21/09/19 NL | Dordrecht: Bibelot
  • 26/09/19 NL | Heerlen: Nieuwe Nor
  • 27/09/19 NL | Den Haag: Paard
  • 28/09/19 NL | Hengelo : Metropool
OCTOBER
  • 04/10/19 BE | Brussels: Botanique
  • 05/10/19 FR | Paris: Point Éphèmére 
  • 07/10/19 UK | Manchester: Gorilla
  • 08/10/19 UK | Newcastle: The Cluny
  • 09/10/19 UK | Edinburgh: The Caves
  • 11/10/19 UK | Glasgow: Stereo
  • 12/10/19 UK | Leeds: Brudenell Social Club
  • 13/10/19 UK | Oxford: The Bullingdon
  • 14/10/19 UK | Bristol: Thekla
  • 16/10/19 UK | London: Scala
  • 17/10/19 UK | Brighton: The Haunt
  • 27/10/19 DE | Köln: Helios 37
  • 28/10/19 DE | München: Mila Club
  • 29/10/19 CH | Winterthur: Albani
  • 31/10/19 CZ | Praha: Cross Club
NOVEMBER
  • 01/11/19 AU | Wien: Das Werk
  • 6-9/11/19 ISL | Iceland: Iceland Airwaves
  • 16/11/19 MEX | Mexico City: Corona Festival
  • 18/11/19 USA | San Diego: Soda Bar
  • 19/11/19 USA | Los Angeles: Echo
  • 20/11/19 USA | San Francisco: Cafe du Nord
  • 22/11/19 USA | New York: Rough Trade
  • 23/11/19 USA | Philadelphia: Kung Fu Necktie
  • 24/11/19 USA | Washington: Sunbird
Some reading material ...
"Meet Pip Blom, the Amsterdam indie gang opening Glastonbury’s John Peel stage"
"This is guitar music at its most charming and robust"
"Jake Marley finds a band to believe in"
"Pip Blom provide a masterclass in endlessly listenable songwriting"
Love from The Pips!
Pip, Tender, Darek, Gini
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