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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Share New Song “Mainland” + Announce North American, UK and European Tour Dates


Today, Melbourne outfit Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever share a new song, their first new material at the top of what will surely be a big year for the five-piece. “Mainland” boasts the same urgency as tracks like “Clean Slate” and “Sick Bug” that helped bring the band to the attention of punters and won them critical acclaim. Inspired by a 2017 trip to his grandparents’ birthplace of the Aeolian Islands off Sicily, singer/songwriter/guitarist Tom Russo describes how the track came together. “I was reading about a refugee crisis unfolding not far away in the Mediterranean Sea,” says Russo. “The song is about longing, disillusionment, privilege and holding on to love as a kind of shield.”

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Recorded in a secluded house in Australia’s Northern NSW wilderness, “Mainland” marks the first taste of new music from the band since the release of their lauded 2017 EP “The French Press” (Sub Pop). The EP landed on many “Best Of 2017” lists, including The Guardian, Paste, and more.

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Also, as announced earlier this month, Rolling Blackouts C.F. will be playing Coachella and Shaky Knees festivals in the states, as well as Laneway overseas. The band will tour North America, the UK and Europe around the festival dates as well.


Sat. Jan. 27 - Singapore @ St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Jan 29 - Auckland, NZ @ St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Feb 2 - Adelaide, AUS @ St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Feb 3 - Melbourne, AUS @ St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Feb 4 - Sydney, AUS @ St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Feb 10 - Brisbane, AUS @ St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Feb 11 - Fremantle, AUS @ St Jerome’s Laneway Festival


Fri. Apr. 13 - Sun. Apr. 15 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

Fri. Apr. 20 - Sun. Apr. 22 - Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

Tue. Apr. 24 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

Wed. Apr. 25 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

Fri. Apr. 27 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

Sat. Apr. 28 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

Mon. Apr. 30 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry

Wed. May 2 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern

Thu. May 3 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement

Fri. May 4 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival

Sat. May 5 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506

Sun. May 6 - Washington, DC @ DC9

Tue. May 8 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison

Thu. May 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

Fri. May 11 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott

Sat. May 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade


Sat. May 19 - Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega

Sun. May 20 - Glasgow, UK @ CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts

Mon. May 21 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla

Tue. May 22 - London, UK @ Electric Ballroom

Thu. May 24 - Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere

Sat. May 26 - Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling

Mon. May 28 - Hamburg, DE @ Molotow

Tue. May 29 - Berlin, DE @ Lido

Thu. May. 31 - Brussels, BE @ AB Club

[Photo Credit: Warwick Baker]

Posted by Rachel White