If recent years have seen a Spanish invasion from bands such as Hinds, Baywaves, The Parrots and Los Nastys, 2018 looks set to be the year the best of the Netherlands reach our shores. Leading the charge is Pip Blom and her plucky brand of garage-pop, spearheading the way for fellow Dutch allies Canshaker Pi, Mozes and the Firstborn (who also produced Blom’s new single) and Iguana Death Cult.
‘I Think I’m In Love’ initially seems tense and unyielding with a paranoid, stabbing riff but soon relaxes into itself with Blom’s blase vocal delivery and lo-fi mastery of melodies. Fuzzy and highly-charged, Blom and her band head out on a co-headline tour with TMB faves Sports Team at the end of the month.
Watch the new video for ‘I Think I’m In Love’ below alongside tour dates.
27 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
28 – MOTH Club, London
29 – Heartbreakers, Southampton
30 – The Big Top, Cardiff
31 – Actress & Bishop, Birmingham
05 – Live At Leeds Festival, Leeds
06 – Hit The North Festival, Newcastle
06 – Sounds From The Other City Festival, Manchester
27 – Vicar Street, Dublin (w/ The Breeders)
28 – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh (w/ The Breeders)
29 – Stylus, Leeds (w/ The Breeders)
30 – Roundhouse, London (w/ The Breeders)
10 – Academy, Bristol (w/ The Breeders)
11 – Academy, Birmingham (w/ The Breeders)
13 – The Ritz, Manchester (w/ The Breeders)
14/15 – Latitude Festival, Suffolk
Lead photo: Raymond van Mil