Track Of The Day: BLÓM – ‘Skank Witch’

If you’re a fan of Newcastle’s Tough Tits, you’re definitely going to approve of Blóm, who define themselves as “three cute punks playing pure radge shit.” Together, Erika, Liz and Helen (both formerly Tough Tits) create experimental noise-punk and they’ve shared a devious example of their abilities on latest single ‘Skank Witch’.

Taken from the band’s debut two-track EP POWERFRAU/SKANK WITCH which they released via Hominid Sounds, the new single and accompanying video explore themes of politics, oppression, mental health, abuse and the idea of being an outsider. Embracing the label of “QT punx” (queer/trans punk), Blóm clash masculine & feminine ideals in both their style and aesthetic, projecting chaos, conflict and discomfort onto their audiences whilst simultaneously asking: “does any of it actually fucking matter?”

The band will support their debut launch with a weekend of UK gig dates, followed
by an extended UK summer tour with Newcastle-based noisemakers Okay Champ. Check Blóm’s Facebook page for more details and listen to ‘Skank Witch’ below.

You can purchase Blóm’s 2 track EP from Bandcamp.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut