Introducing Amsterdam's Pip Blom, New Single 'Come Home'
Amsterdam's Pip Blom, the eponymous indie rock band named for its dynamic 22-year-old frontwoman, has been making a splash in Europe and the UK, earning rave reviews for its smart, punchy brand of guitar rock and opening tours for the likes of The Breeders, Franz Ferdinand, and Garbage. Today the band is pleased to announce that their new EP Paycheck will be released in the US October 5 digitally and November 9 on vinyl via Persona Non Grata. They've also shared "Come Home," their magnetic new single,on Stereogum, who praise the band's "flickering intensity," writing, "'Come Home' is built around a a persistent tense, hypnotic guitar tone, adorned with skittering drums and scratchy noise. Blom's voice sounds swallowed-up but defiant, steadfast in her decision to stay away."
Paycheck, which also includes the previously released single "Pussycat," is available for pre-order now.
Pip Blom is a phenomenal young indie rock band from Amsterdam that's been making waves in England, a BBC radio darling touring with Franz Ferdinand and The Breeders. Pip Blom is both the name of the band and its leader, a dynamic 22-year-old singer-songwriter-guitarist. Paycheck, the group's new EP, is a roaring, attitude-laden offering that maintains their playfulness and knack for melody that's earned comparisons to Blur and Courtney Barnett.
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 7-inches sold out quickly, and Persona Non Grata (run by Guided By Voices / Yoko Ono manager) is pressing just 500 copies of this 10-inch. 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.
Listen to "Come Home" here: