The band’s energetic live show quickly pricked the ears of international press and radio: BBC Radio 1, NME, DIY, Dork, Brooklyn Vegan, Double J, Rolling Stone: ('a Cobain-ish gift for saying a lot with a little’) and NPR ('a burst of frenetic joy to lift you up'). BBC 6 Music even A-listed 5 (!) of Pip's singles in a row.
Some reactions on debut album Boat:
- Rolling Stone: "Boat feels like an instant classic (4/5)
- NME: "Pip Blom write songs that make you fall in love with guitars again."
- Uncut: "A buzzsaw belter. Damn fine lo-fi pop." (8/10)
- Elton John: "The album is fabulous, the artwork is great."
Boat made it to No 1 in the Independent Album Breakers Chart and Pip Blom played 3 gigs at Glastonbury 2019.