Artist Spotlight - Pip Blom
We had the opportunity to interview Pip Blom! Pip Blom are Pip Blom (Guitar and Vocals), Tender Blom (Guitar and Vocals), Casper van der Lans (Bass), Gini Cameron (Drums). With a lofi indie sound that draws listeners in, Pip Blom is a group to keep an eye on. Check out what they had to say in our Artist Spotlight interview below and check out their music!
1. How did you come to pursue music and how long have you been at it?
"It all started off with a poster for a singer songwriter competition. I had never really made songs before, but I decided that I wanted to give it a try anyway. I had to have three songs to enter. So I wrote three songs, all on the Loog guitar ( a tiny guitar with just three strings) and all under 2 minutes. A week later I got the news that they wanted me to join the competition and play a 20 minute set. So the panic started to kick in and I started to write songs like crazy. After that competition (I made it to the semi-finals). I decided I wanted to write songs that are more similar to artist I would listen to myself. That’s when I started the Pip Blom ‘band’. There was one problem though: I couldn’t find anyone who wanted to join me in my band. So I decide to give it a try and do it by myself. I used a drumcomputer and played tried to play the other instruments. I released those tracks and people seemed to really like them. And luckily for me: I was finally able to find a band!"
2. Could you walk us through your process of writing music?
"I always start of with watching some kind of tv-show whilst playing guitar. I try to really focus on the show. When I play something on my guitar that grabs my attention: I know its something I should try to make a song out of. And that’s kind of how it all starts".
3. What artists have inspired you in your career?
"Parquet Courts, The Breeders, Blur, Micachu and the Shapes".
4. Do you have any favorite music gear (guitars, amps, effects pedals, keyboards, etc.) that you love to use? If so, what’s the story on them?
"Yes, there’s this one effect that I really, really love. It’s a Behringer VD400 Vintage Analog Delay Pedal. It’s basically the cheapest delay pedal that there is. But I love everything about it. The sound is so, so cool. It sounds like a trashcan haha".
5. Can you describe the vibe at your live shows? Also, what do you enjoy most about a venue when you do a show?
"We always try to have as much fun as possible. That’s the most important thing for us: just have fun. If something goes wrong it’s fine, but just try to enjoy it. I really like playing in quirky venues. Weird shapes, funny decorations and a cool outside. Something you see and immediately love".
6. What is one thing that you want the public to know about your music?
"There is not really something in particular I want them to know. I do like it if people think about our music in their own way. Add their own meaning to the songs. I think songs mean the most to you, if you add your own feelings and thoughts to it".
7. Do you have any upcoming projects you would like fans to know about?
"We’re working on an album! So keep your eyes open..."
FMI on Pip Blom, visit their Bandcamp page