Now Hear This
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Pip Blom's 2019 debut album, Boat, was a fresh-faced, yet gloriously fearless game-changer. Welcome Break is the self-assured older sibling who, with an additional year or two behind themselves, isn't afraid to speak out, take lead and instigate a liberated revolution-come-bliss-out. Three weeks were spent recording the album, which was enigneered by Al Harle and self-produced entirely by the band. Getting out of their hometown and into an environment which removed all notions of "normality" or personal space, was an atmospheric godsend in terms of motivation. After spending so long in mandatory isolation, Pip Blom were encouraged to readjust and buckle down as a unit again. Actively seeking out moments of creative-authenticity, be it via a slightly-out-of-tune guitar or proudly-fuzzed vocals, Pip Blom take full-circle with this eleven-track release that resonates with about as much decisive allure as it's precursor, but this time with a bit more contemporary chaos to boot.