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Growing up intensely shy, 22-year-old Pip Blom was uncharacteristically plunged into the limelight during her teens when she answered an advertisement for a songwriting competition and reached the semifinals. Failing to win was anything but a deterrent and neither was struggling to find band members post-competition. Pip simply plowed on, programing drums on a computer and writing and recording both bass and guitar parts. She decided to start self-releasing songs on the internet and it didn't take long for people to start taking notice. Today, that same plucky, head-on attitude characterizes everything she does, whether that's witnessing her band's powerfully impressive live show or listening to her honest, heart-on-sleeve approach to writing songs on record. Boat is an an open book of Pip Blom, delivered via her undeniable knack for writing a hook-laden, 3-4 minute song and planting it in your head on a loop for days.