Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are sharing a new video for “The Only One” from Sideways To New Italy, their internationally acclaimed second album of 2020. Directed by Mike Ridley, the video for fan-favourite “The Only One” follows the beloved character of Pie Man as he wanders the streets of the Northern-Melbourne suburbs.
“The places are real, the people are real, the pie is made of cardboard and sticky tape,” says the Rolling Blackouts C.F.
Sideways to New Italy, which features fan favorites ‘Cars In Space’, ‘She’s There’, ‘Falling Thunder’ and ‘Cameo’, was Rolling Blackouts C.F.’s highest charting release to date. In the US, the album debuted on Billboard’s Alternative (#6), Rock (#12), Current Albums (#34), and Top Albums (#51) charts. In the UK, Sideways.. debuted on National Albums (#45), independent (#1), vinyl (#3), and physical (#6) charts. In Australia, the album debuted at ARIA Albums (#4), Australian Albums (#1), vinyl (#1) and Physical Albums (#2) charts.
Following in the footsteps of their breakthrough debut album Hope Downs in 2018, Sideways To New Italy also garnered praise by critics across the world, Internationally, the album was crowned Rough Trade’s “Album of the Month,” a five-star review from Upset, 9/10 in Uncut and four-star reviews across MOJO, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, NME, Q, Dork, PASTE, and more. The band rounded out the year with multiple ‘best of 2020’ entries and were nominated for awards including the AMP (Australian Music Prize), Music Victoria Awards (Best Album & Best Group) & Double J Artist of the Year.
The Melbourne five-piece ended 2020 by announcing their biggest Australian headline performances to date, taking place in April and May this year. The band will perform to audiences at Adelaide’s The Gov (April 16th), Hobart’s Altar (April 17th), Brisbane’s The Tivoli (April 30th), Fremantle’s Freo Social (May 1st), Melbourne’s Forum (May 14th), Sydney’s Factory Theatre (May 21st) and close out the tour with a show at Canberra’s Kambri – ANU (May 22nd).