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Introducing: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Say hello to the indie quintet making noise down under and beyond!

Who? 

The Melbourne quintet who have been championed by the likes of Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq, Pitchfork and more! 

The Sound 

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever make music that is guaranteed to make a bad day good, and a good day even better. The band essentially make immediately accessible indie-pop, but if you dive into deeper into the lyrics, you’ll be rewarded with metaphors and themes of heartache, bravado and disconnection. 

The Story 

The band were formed in 2013, out of jam sessions in guitarist Fran’s bedroom. They started playing more and more shows locally, developing their sound and slowly building up a fanbase. Their first EP ‘Talk Tight’ drew critical acclaim, and landed them a deal with legendary US label Sub Pop (Nirvana, Soundgarden). Their first release on Sub Pop is ‘The French Press’ EP, which Pitchfork positively reviewed by saying, “Its six songs shine just as bright as those on Talk Tight, but they cast longer, darker shadow” and giving the record 8.1/10. They completed their first UK tour in September including three sold-out shows across London at The Lexington, Old Blue Last and Moth Club.  

Essential Tracks 

Take a listen to “French Press” below, the title track from the band’s latest EP. 

Where can I see them live? 

The band have no more UK dates in the diary just yet. Keep an eye on ticketweb.co.uk and we’ll let you know as soon as they do! 

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