Plucked from their debut album Boat, landing 31 May
Elli Chappelhow

12:33 9th April 2019

22-year old Dutch indie rocker Pip Blom and her band have released new single ‘Ruby’ in the run up to their debut album Boat that will surely make waves on UK shores when it moors in May.

The new release rings with their trademark infectious fuzzy indie-rock sound, and is a strong single which really shows Pip Blom as a creative force to be reckoned with. The single follows the release of ‘Daddy Issues’ which made its way onto BBC 6 Music’s A-List playlist, landing the band a slot on the sold-out AMP London event back at the end of last month. We caught the gig and said, "Their instruments seem like extensions of their bodies, and it’s so obvious that they’re loving every single moment….The melodies are upbeat and simple, it’s pure, unadulterated fun."

Today, the band have also released accompanying visuals for the track, directed by Raymond van Mil. Speaking on the video, he explains: “We made a few jumps in our imagination, and we were explicitly not trying to explain or illustrate the lyrics. We started with flamingos. Apparently there are two distinct families standing some 20 meters apart on one exact place in Zeeland/the Netherlands. We went there and were in amazement, it looked so alien in the Dutch landscape. From there the ufo story unfolded and was fun. Was it a dream? A memory? A documentary? Only Pip knows.”

The band return for a UK tour in May as well as numerous festival slots:

27 - Nijmegen, Oranjepop

05 - Glasgow, Stag & Dagger Festival
05 - Newcastle, Hit The North
06 - York, The Crescent Community Venue - TICKETS
08 - Norwich, The Waterfront Studio - TICKETS
09 - Southampton, Joiner Arms - TICKETS
9-11 - Brighton, The Great Escape - TICKETS
11-12 - Leeds, Gold Sounds
24-26 - Totnes, Sea Change Festival
26 - Sheffield, The Leadmill - TICKETS
27 - Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms - TICKETS
29 - Cambridge, Portland Arms - TICKETS
30 - Reading, South Street Arts Centre - TICKETS
31 – London, Rough Trade East
01 - Manchester, Band On The Wall - TICKETS
02 - Edinburgh, The Mash House - TICKETS
04 - Birmingham, Hare and Hounds - TICKETS
05 - Bristol, The Louisiana - TICKETS
06 - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach - TICKETS
07-08 - London, Field Day Festival - TICKETS
12 - Lisbon, Nos Alive Festival - TICKETS
13 - Madrid, Mad Cool Festival
25-28 - Pikehall, Y Not? Festival
26-28 -Hill Farm, Truck Festival
26-28 - Topcliffe, Deer Shed Festival 
25-28 - St Germans, Port Eliot Festival
07-08 - Berlin, Lollapalooza
16 – London, Scala - TICKETS

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