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Welcome Break

Pip Blom

Welcome Break

Second album from the Dutch indie rock quartet was self-produced and recorded in three weeks

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Heavenly Recordings
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  1. 8.0 |   DIY

    Pip Blom haven’t changed their sound, but they do feel like they’ve got to know it better
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  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Blom's buoyant indie-rock - a perfect vehicle for the everyday anxieties that power her songs - quickly proves hard to resist. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    An all-instrumental set of improvised studio performances as lyrical and soulful as they are virtuosic and energised. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   NME

    The Amsterdam four-piece build on the winning indie-pop foundations of their debut with an effort that fizzes with confidence and self-belief
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  5. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    Exceeds the highs of even their debut LP
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  6. 7.8 |   Spectrum Culture

    On their sophomore effort, Dutch quartet Pip Blom, channels indie-pop rock to its finest with enthusiastically composed songs documenting both relationship and personal insecurities
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  7. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    It’s an album that provides a deft mix of happy/sad songs that run the full gamut of emotions from euphoria to anger to the more reflective and wistful numbers
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  8. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Ultimately, Welcome Break is an album that asks listeners not to scour for small faults, but to devote themselves fully to the ambiance of this simultaneously retro-sounding, yet forward-looking album
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  9. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Offers a welcome break from more po-faced acts
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  10. 6.0 |   Dork

    It is confident and celebratory, looking forward to the future; rippling with cinematic moments, it’s an album to be proud of
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  11. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Dutch four-piece Pip Blom can still light up a room with jangly guitars and amiable vocal hooks, even if Welcome Break suffers from sophomore album syndrome.

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