Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Vera Blue, George Alice, Maggie Rogers, Mallrat, Broods, Billie Eilish, Daughter, Ella Vos, Yergurl, Clea, King Princess


band members

Bec Hoole, Hugh Middleton, Zac Moynihan - Drums


Influences

Big Thief, Maggie Rogers, Broods, Lana Del Ray, King Princess


Website

Bio

Pipin, a project from Brisbane sing/songwriter Bec Hoole is an encapsulation of all things dreamy pop, her songs holding reminiscent flavours of disco that bring on 90's nostalgia. Angelic vocals float in contrast over electro-pop synth lines and driving bass melodies. Named partly after a very awesome puppy and partly a children’s storybook, Pipin is an exploration of the creative spirit and a form of self-preservation amidst this crazy and wonderful world.

A newcomer to the Brisbane music scene, Pipin has established herself through the release of three singles “Crowded”, “Growing Pains” and “Can’t Be Friends” which have received national and local radio play respectively and earned her over 4000 monthly Spotify listeners. 2020 holds big plans for Pipin with the release of her debut EP in spring, as well as captivating live performances scheduled in her hometown of Brisbane.

Having forged a creative partnership with her partner, multi-instrumentalist and producer Hugh Middleton (Mid Ayr), the two create at Hugh’s self-made studio ‘Out With The In’ in the heart of Brisbane’s riverfront suburb of West End. Together they compose glittering soundscapes that express Pipin’s inner dialogue and cathartically deal with the confusion, emotion and joy that come with being a person. Enlisting the assistance of friend and fellow musician Zac Moynihan for his percussion prowess, Pipin is set for an exciting and energetic live show that is sure to tug at the heart strings and also make you bop.

Inspired by the intricacies of growing up and the transition from adolescence to adulthood, Pipin writes with emotion, covering topics from the attention economy to heartbreak, disappointment, love and hope. The spectrum of her song writing and interesting vocal phrasing and melodies gliding over pulsing chord progressions are designed to be heard in a variety of scenarios, from parties to a party of one alone eating pizza.

Her fourth and anticipated single “Illusions” is an 80’s inspired danceable groove filled with warped synths and polyrhythmic congas. The song is the fourth single off her upcoming EP “Your Time Is Your Own” which will be released this spring.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

17 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

More good stuff from Pipin. Love the uptempo percussion that gives this track some balmy summer night energy.

More good stuff from Pipin. Love the uptempo percussion that gives this track some balmy summer night energy.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

16 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

this is such a throwback mix of glam and 80s prom sounding beauty. i'm thinking big shoulder pads on the dresses, some purple suits on the gents and big statement hair do's.

this is such a throwback mix of glam and 80s prom sounding beauty. i'm thinking big shoulder pads on the dresses, some purple suits on the gents and big statement hair do's.

Review

Review by Zan Rowe Zan Rowe

23 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

This starts strong and just gets better. Bright and beautiful.

This starts strong and just gets better. Bright and beautiful.