PIP BLOM: “Welcome Break” LP.

PIP BLOM: “Welcome Break” LP.


PIP BLOM: “Welcome Break” LP. Released 8th October 2021

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PIP BLOM: “Welcome Break” LP. Released 8th October 2021

Amsterdam’s Pip Blom announce their stunning second album, ‘Welcome Break’, released on Heavenly Recordings. The album follows their much-loved debut, ‘Boat’, which was released in 2019. ‘Welcome Break’ was self-produced, mixed by Caesar Edmunds (PJ Harvey, St Vincent, Queens of the Stone Age) and recorded at Ramsgate’s Big Jelly Studios.

Following an extensive touring schedule, which saw the Dutch four-piece roam over field, oceans and Glastonbury’s John Peel stage following the release of ‘Boat’, Pip Blom immediately began to gather all her soakedup inspirations taken from the road, cosy down in a room of her parents’ house (which she shares with her brother and fellow bandmate Tender Blom) and over three months wrote twenty songs – sixteen of which were to become demos for the band to structure and flesh out, once in the studio together.

The result, ‘Welcome Break’ (and yes, the title is inspired by the ubiquitous serviced dotted along Britain’s motorways) resonates with about as much decisive allure as their previous album ‘Boat’ but this time
with a bit more contemporary chaos to boot.  Where ‘Boat’ reckoned as a fresh-faced, yet gloriously fearless game
changer, ‘Welcome Break’ is the self-assured older sibling who, with an additional year or two behind themselves, isn’t afraid to speak out, take lead, and instigate a liberated revolution-come-bliss-out.

“A very important thing of all the tracks is the dynamic between Tender’s and my vocals. I feel like we really complement each other’s tones. Maybe it’s because we’re siblings, but whatever it is, I love it. In the
chorus of ‘Keep It Together’ we sing two completely different bits, but it works really well. Tender did a lot of singing for this record, mainly for the choruses and bridges. I really like how with this bridge you’ve got this
whole choir of the two of us singing in different keys. It gives it a very dreamy vibe that is nice after the powerful chorus.” – Pip Blom

Yet another masterclass in effortless song-writing and feel-good-chorus, as Pip explains, the secret behind the continuing run of form on ‘Welcome Break’ is fairly simple: “I just really like catchy songs and I feel
like that’s something we do well. It’s not sugar-coated-happy Pop… they’re more like ‘Titanic’ pop songs…”

You Don’t Want This
It Should Have Been Fun
Keep It Together
Different Tune
I Know I’m Not Easy To
I Love The City
Trouble In Paradise

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