Amsterdam’s Pip Blom recently released new track ‘Pussycat’, announced new EP ‘Paycheck’, and headed out on a co-headline tour with Sports Team. Now she’ll be heading to (hopefully) sunny Brighton for The Great Escape this week. We grabbed a few minutes with her ahead of the festival to find out more.
Hello, Pip! What have you been up to recently?
Hey! We’re in between tours at the moment. So we’re all working a bit and doing a few Dutch shows on our first headline tour in The Netherlands. This kind of feels like the calm before the storm. I’m also working on new stuff so we’ve got a lot to choose from when we’re playing live.
You’ve just finished up a UK tour with Sports Team - how did those shows go?
We loved touring with Sports Team. It was a short tour but all the shows were really nice. We all really fell in love with them.
Why should people come and check you out at The Great Escape?
Ha, that’s a really difficult one to answer. We love playing, and I hope that’s something that people can see when they watch us. Oh, and also, my brother [Tender, guitarist] has great moves.
How’re you looking forward to returning to the festival? Most importantly, will you be indulging in some fish and chips by the sea?!
Really looking forward to returning. Last year we loved it. I hope the weather is a lot better this year though. I like Brighton a lot, but three days of non-stop rain isn’t ideal. It’s also really nice that we will be seeing a few bands there that we have met through the last year of playing shows.
Have you had a chance to do some writing? If so, how are things sounding? Will you be airing any new tracks at the shows?
I did, but not as much as I would have liked to. It’s difficult ‘cause when you get back from touring you need to work, to earn some money. And you also need to see your friends and family and all that kind of stuff. So sometimes it can be quite hard to find the time to write. But oh well, I am writing. And we’re recording too! So there’ll be some new material released very soon. They do sound a bit different to what we’ve done before, but that also has a lot to do with the fact how we’ve recorded the songs. I’m really happy with the result and hope people will like it too. We will definitely play a few of the new songs, so maybe that’s a reason to come and check us out at The Great Escape as well!
Pip Blom plays The Great Escape, 17-19th May.