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Pip Blom

20 February, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Pip Blom Brighton


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14+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult). Includes a £1 booking fee

Pip Blom Brighton

Pip Blom live in Brighton at CHALK on 20th February 2024! This event is 14+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult). Get tickets with £1 booking fee here, or from: Dice

For her third album, ‘Bobbie’, Dutch singer-songwriter Pip Blom decided to rip it up and start again. After making her name as one of the brightest indie rock singers around through two albums – 2019 debut ‘Boat’ and 2021 follow-up ‘Welcome Break’ – and a lauded live show honed over gruelling years of touring, the new album sees her take a delightful left turn into thumping, carefree synth pop. 

While admitting to the cliché of a guitar-orientated band “grabbing the synths” for album three, this new direction had a real and genuine draw for Blom. Foremost in her mind was cult 2010s English pop band Micachu and the Shapes, led by the effervescent Mica Levi. Across four studio albums and a number of artist monikers, Levi’s band made colourful and vivacious pop music that burst outwards from a grounding in indie music. On ‘Bobbie’, Blom makes similar jumps and blows her own musical landscape wide open. 

Also on hand to help her achieve her longtime vision were a pair of collaborators that contribute to two of the album’s highlights. Blom’s partner and vocalist of fellow Dutch indie band Personal Trainer, Willem Smit, joins her on the duet ‘Kiss Me By The Candlelight’, a song lifted from an unreleased project from the pair that recalls Metronomy in its minimal, funky disco pop. Elsewhere, producer Dave McCracken helped her push through initial shyness to reach out to Alex Kapranos of former Pip Blom tourmates Franz Ferdinand, who hops on the album’s giddy highlight, ‘Is This Love?’. “He made such a funky chorus,” Blom beams of her collaborator, and ‘Is This Love?’ is the album’s purest shot at pop gold, seeing two indie artists live out their shimmering pop star dreams. It’s an utter delight, with Blom and Kapranos pushing each other higher and higher. 

Despite the huge strides taken on album three, it appears to confirm that ‘Bobbie’ is only the next step in Pip Blom’s journey, and far from a final destination. “I wanna start again,” she and the band sing together to send the album off, revolutionising their sound in the most thrilling of new beginnings. So, so much more is sure to come. https://pipblom.com/
Pip Blom Brighton

Plus Support:

PREGOBLIN: the new band of former Fat White Family collaborator Alex Sebley, and now signed to Peter Doherty’s Strap-Originals label with whom they released this year’s ‘These Hands AKA Danny Knife’ single.

Alex, previously of the band The Saudis and latterly the Fat White Family. Alex co-wrote the Fat White’s breakout single Touch the Leather as well as Who Shot Lee Oswald? Rockfishes, These Hands.
Alex went solo in 2019 under the name PREGOBLIN, working with Jessica Winter and Dante Traynor (Sweat) https://linktr.ee/pregoblin

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21012024 – John Craigie. The Prince Albert
30012024 – John Francis Flynn. Concorde 2
31012024 – John J Presley. The Prince Albert
01022024 – Kaia Kater. Folklore
07022024 – Mickey Callisto. The Folklore Rooms
11022024 – Meagre Martin. The Hope & Ruin
13022024 – Jeff Rosenstock. Chalk
18022024 – Michael Cera Palin. The Hope & Ruin
18022024 – Meadow Meadow. The Prince Albert
20022024 – Pip Blom. Chalk
21022024 – CIEL. The Hope & Ruin
23022024 – JOHN. Concorde 2
27022024 – Jordan Mackampa. Chalk
01032024 – Shelf Lives. The Prince Albert.
06032024 – Beans on Toast. Chalk
08032024 – Lime Garden. Chalk
13032024 – Donny Benét. Chalk
14032024 – Bull. Green Door Store
15032024 – Grace Petrie. Concorde 2
20032024 – The John Martyn Project. Komedia
13042024 – Warrington Runcorn New Town Development Plan. Komedia
16042024 – Jim Moray. The Prince Albert
21042024 – Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash. Lewes Con Club
28042024 – Focus. Lewes Con Club
01052024 – Jane Weaver. Concorde 2
29052024 – The Lovely Eggs. Chalk
15062024 – The Reds, The Pinks, The Purples. The Hope & Ruin

Fully accessible venue, disabled toilet at the back. Ask bar for assistance. Entrance for wheelchairs at the back of the venue. Toilets gender neutral on some nights. If you require a carer at the venue, please contact us at info@lovethyneighbourmusic.co.uk for guestlist, with evidence such as a blue badge or access card. If strobe lighting is an issue or if standing for long periods of time is an issue, please contact us in advance. Wheelchair area, and sofa at the side for seating, but depending on how many people are in it may affect the viewing.

Pip Blom Brighton

Pip Blom Brighton


20 February, 2024
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Pool Valley
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1NJ United Kingdom
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