NEWS : THU, APR 27, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Share New Video for “Sick Bug” off ‘The French Press’ EP

New Tour Dates On The Books As Well.

Watch the “Sick Bug” video here.

Today, Melbourne’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever share their new video for “Sick Bug,” a stand-out from their freshly released Sub Pop debut, ”The French Press” EP. The Joe White-sung rocker, with its effortlessly infectious guitar riff, seems on its surface to be fairly straightforward in theme, but there is tectonic movement beneath the song’s accessible sheen. White explains: ”I was reading Richard Flanagan’s Narrow Road To The Deep North and the horror of their situation stayed with me for a long time. I wrote this about how desperately someone could want the simplest of things. The triviality of us dancing around on a tennis court is fully realized.” The video was premiered earlier today on The FADER.

The band also recently came off of a successful run of shows at SXSW, with even Jon Pareles of The New York Times naming Rolling Blackouts C.F. as one of 12 notable acts to come out of the festival. The band continues their tour of Australia and head to Europe in September, highlighted by two sold out shows in London. (Dates and links are below.)

“A three-guitar front line — plucked, sustained and most often busily strummed — gives this Australian band its brisk pacing. Topped with semi-spoken, Dylan-tinged vocals and lyrics that switch between candor and drollery, its music is like folk-rock wrapped around a post-punk armature.” - The New York Times

“The French Press” EP is available on vinyl, CD and of course digitally from Sub Pop via this here link, and in the bins of finer record stores the world over.

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Fri. April 28 – Brisbane, AUS @ Black Bear Lodge

Sat. April 29 – Byron Bay @ AUS @ The Great Northern

Sun. April 30 – Gold Coast, AUS @ Shark Bar

Thu. May 11 – Melbourne, AUS @ The Tote

Fri. May 12 – Melbourne, AUS @ The Tote (sold out)

Fri. June 2 – Ballarat, AUS @ Karova Lounge

Sat. June 3 – Castlemaine, AUS @ The Bridge Hotel

Sat. Sept 2 – Manchester, UK @ Strange Waves

Sun. Sept 3 - Dorset, UK @ End Of the Road Festival

Mon. Sept 4 - London, UK @ Lexington (sold out) 

Tue. Sept 5 - London, UK @ Old Blue Last (sold out)

Wed. Sept 6 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club

Fri. Sept 8 - Hamburg, DE @ Molotow

Sat. Sept 9 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord

Tue. Sept 12 – London, UK @ Moth Club

Posted by Rachel White