News for Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

NEWS : TUE, SEP 25, 2018 at 6:59 AM

ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR “SISTER’S JEANS” TO CONCLUDE US TOUR SUPPORTING THEIR ACCLAIMED LP ‘HOPE DOWNS’

AUS and EURO dates kick off September 27th in Brisbane.

It’s been an incredible year for Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, who released their debut album Hope Downs to worldwide critical acclaim in amongst multiple international tours. In fact, they’ve just wrapped a hugely successful US tour, their second proper tour, where they stepped up venue sizes and still managed to sell out or pack out most of their dates, including sellouts in San Diego, San Francisco, Vancouver, Chicago, New York City, Colorado, and Philadelphia.

To celebrate their successful US tour, Rolling Blackouts C.F. have dropped the video for album track “Sister’s Jeans”. Directed by Riley Blakeway, the clip was.made possible thanks to The Levi’s® Music Prize. Another stellar addition to the Hope Downs collection, it follows clips for ‘Time In Common’, ‘An Air Conditioned Man’ and ‘Talking Straight’.



Fran Keaney describes how the track came together:

”The first lines ‘stand on the morning / head like a weathervane’ came immediately - that was the clue. Then was the slow process of finding the other pieces to fit. The song is a platonic love song. It offers no answers. Just says, ‘Hi, I see you.’”

The band’s sophisticated debut album has been embraced by lovers of their early EPs, Talk Tight and The French Press, and new fans alike. Since its release in June, it has been championed by triple j, Double J, FBi Radio, Pitchfork, The Guardian, Paste Magazine, NME, Rolling Stone US, BBC 6 Music, Stereogum, DIY Mag, and countless others.


[Photo Credit: Maclay Heriot]

ROLLING BLACKOUTS C.F. TOUR DATES + TICKET LINKS

Thu. Sep. 27 - Brisbane, AU @ Brisbane Festival
Fri. Sep. 28 - Sydney, AU @ Factory Theatre - SOLD OUT
Sat. Sep. 29 - Wollongong, AU @ Yours & Owls - SOLD OUT
Fri. Oct. 5 - Perth, AU @ Rosemount
Sat. Oct. 6 - Adelaide, AU @ Jive Bar - SOLD OUT
Fri. Oct.12 - Geelong, AU @ Workers Club
Sat. Oct.13 - Melbourne, AU @ Corner Hotel - SOLD OUT
Sun. Oct. 14 - Melbourne, AU @ Corner Hotel - SOLD OUT


Oct 18th | SWN Festival, Cardiff, UK
Oct 19th |  Academy  2, Manchester, UK
Oct 20th | Simple Things Festival, Bristol, UK
Oct 21st | Stylus, Leeds, UK
Oct 23rd | Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
Oct 24th | Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK
Oct 25th | O2  Academy, Oxford, UK
Oct  26th-27th | BIME Live, Bilbao, ES
Oct 29th | Koko, London, UK*
Oct 31st | Festival Soy, Nantes, FR
Nov 1st | Pitchfork Paris Festival, Paris, FR
Nov 2nd | Trix, Antwerp, NL
Nov 3rd | Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL*
Nov 4th | Doornroosje, Nijmegen, NL*
Nov 7th |  John Dee, Oslo, NO
Nov 8th | Nalen, Stockholm, SW
Nov 9th | Mejeriet, Lund, SW
Nov 10th  | Sorte Firkant Musikfestival, Copenhagen, DK
Nov 12th | Molotow, Hamburg, DE*
Nov 13th | MTC, Cologne, DE*

* = w/ Dizzy 


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, JUL 17, 2018 at 6:57 AM

Watch The Official Video for “Time in Common” from Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever + US Tour Starts August 25th

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s debut full-length Hope Downs, was released just over a month ago, and the critics seem to agree that it’s one of the best of the year. In fact, it’s currently sitting at 84 on Metacritic, making it the 39th best album of the year according to aggregate scores. This included big love from The AV Club, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Paste, SPIN, Uncut, Mojo, Under The Radar, and more. Luckily, the fans agree, which led to a big opening week for the band and a virtually sold-out US tour back in April. 

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[Photo by Maclay Heriot]

The band is gearing up to return, and in advance of this, they’re sharing a new Austin Wilson directed video for their brief-but-wonderful song “Time In Common.” It captures a band on the move, a group of friends rolling up their sleeves, touring the world, and putting in the work (with no small measure of fun, of course).



Rolling Blackouts CF Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Sun. July 22 - North Byron Parklands, AU @ Splendour in the Grass
Sat. Aug. 4 - Katowice, PL @ Off Festival
Tue. Aug. 7 - Aarhus, DK @ Tape
Wed. Aug. 8 - Copenhagen, DK @ Pumperhuset
Fri. Aug. 10 - St. Gallen, CH @ Sur Le Lac Festival
Sat. Aug. 11 - Rees-Haldern, DE @ Haldern Pop Festival
Mon. Aug. 13 - Munich, DE @ Milla
Tue. Aug. 14 - Luxembourg, LU @ Rotondes
Thu. Aug. 16 - Trondheim, NO @ Pstereo Festival
Fri. Aug. 17 - Bigginghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
Sat. Aug. 18 - Kiewit, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
Sun. Aug. 19 - Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival
Tue. Aug. 21 - Dublin, IE @ Whelans
Sat. Aug. 25 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Mon. Aug. 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Tue. Aug. 28 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Thu. Aug. 30 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
Fri. Aug. 31 - Vancouver, BC@ Fox Cabaret
Sat. Sep. 1 - Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
Mon. Sep. 3 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Wed. Sep. 5 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge 
Fri. Sep. 7 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Sat. Sep. 8 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Mon. Sep. 10 - Detroit, MI @ El Club 
Tue. Sep. 11 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Wed. Sep. 12 - Montreal, QC @ Le Ministère
Thu. Sep. 13 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Fri. Sep. 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Sat. Sep. 15 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Mon. Sep. 17 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Thu. Sep. 27 - Brisbane, AU @ Brisbane Festival
Fri. Sep. 28 - Sydney, AU @ Factory Theatre
Sat. Sep. 29 - Wollongong, AU @ Yours & Owls
Fri. Oct. 5 - Perth, AU @ Rosemount
Sat. Oct. 6 - Adelaide, AU @ Jive Bar
Fri. Oct.12 - Geelong, AU @ Workers Club
Sat. Oct.13 - Melbourne, AU @ Corner Hotel
Fri. Oct. 19 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy 2
Sun. Oct. 21 - Leeds, UK @ Stylus
Tue. Oct. 23 - Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
Wed. Oct. 24 - Portsmouth, UK @ Wedgwood Rooms
Thu. Oct. 25 - Oxford, UK @ 02 Academy 
Mon. Oct. 29 - London, UK @ Koko
Sat. Nov. 3 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
Sun. Nov. 4 - Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje
Wed. Nov. 7 - Oslo, NO @ John Dee
Thu. Nov. 8 - Stockholm, SE @ Nalen 
Fri. Nov. 9 - Lund, SE @ Mejeriet
Tue. Nov. 13 - Cologne, DE @ MTC


 

Watch “An Air Conditioned Man” - https://youtu.be/pK2usB-nCwc
Listen To “Mainland” - https://youtu.be/gqZPbcJQC2Q
Watch “Talking Straight” - https://youtu.be/Zj5tH-6vNKY

Hope Downs is now available for pre-order here in the following formats:

- Standard LP on black vinyl
- The limited Loser edition LP on light ice blue vinyl (while supplies last!)
- CD
- Cassette
- Digital



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, MAY 15, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Share “An Air Conditioned Man” From Forthcoming Album ‘Hope Downs’ (out June 15th)

Today, Melbourne’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever share a new song off their highly anticipated debut album, Hope Downs (out 6/15 on Sub Pop).  You can view the lyric video to album opener “An Air Conditioned Man” below, which accurately captures the sonic urgency of the song as a car flies through a city at night. The song’s denouement is mirrored by a similarly calming car wash as the video ends.


[Photo Credit: Maclay Heriot]

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Tour Dates + Ticket Links

The band just completed a triumphant US tour on the heels of their Coachella performance, selling out venues in cities they were performing in for the first time. Don’t worry if you missed them, though, they will be returning stateside before you know it.

Thu, May 17th, Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape Festival
Fri. May 18 - Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
Sun. May 20 - Glasgow, UK @ CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts
Mon. May 21 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla - SOLD OUT
Tue. May 22 - London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
Thu. May 24 - Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
Sat. May 26 - Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling at Paradiso
Sun. May 27th, Groningen, NL @ Vera
Mon. May 28 - Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
Tue. May 29 - Berlin, DE @ Lido
Thu. May. 31 - Brussels, BE @ AB Club
Sat. June 2 - Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
Tue. June 5 - St. Albans, UK @ The Horn
Wed. June 6 - Birmingham, UK @ The Hare & Hounds
Thu. June 7 - Guildford, UK @ Boileroom
Fri. June 8 - Porto, PT @ Primavera Porto

Sun. July 22 - North Byron Parklands, AUS @ Splendour in the Grass
Sat. Aug. 11 - Rees-Haldern, DE @ Haldern Pop Festival
Thu. Aug. 16 - Trondheim, NO @ Pstereo Festival
Fri. Aug. 17 - Bigginghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
Sat. Aug. 18 - Kiewit, BE @ Pukklepop Festival
Sun. Aug. 19 - Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival

Tue. Aug. 21 - Dublin, IRL @ Whelans

Sat. Sep. 1 - Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival


Hope Downs is now available for pre-order here and will come in the following formats:

- Standard LP on black vinyl
- The limited Loser edition LP on light ice blue vinyl (while supplies last!)
- CD
- Cassette
- Digital


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, APR 10, 2018 at 7:00 AM

ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM ‘HOPE DOWNS’ OUT JUNE 15. NOW WATCH VIDEO FOR SINGLE “TALKING STRAIGHT”

Melbourne’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are thrilled to announce that their highly-anticipated debut album, Hope Downs, will be released on June 15 via Sub Pop. To coincide with this news, they’ve shared the above featured video (and single), “Talking Straight.”

Fittingly recorded in a house in the middle of the Northern NSW bush, “Talking Straight” hits hard with its driving rhythm and melodic, interweaving guitars, while reflecting on the loneliness of being a small person in the big universe. In singer/songwriter/guitarist Joe White’s own words:

“The concept came about when I heard someone talking about the possibility of us, humans, being alone in the universe, and how sad that would be. The idea in this song is that we might be lonely, but we could be lonely together.”



“Talking Straight” marks the second release of new music from the band for 2018. Previous single “Mainland” saw the band receive accolades from the likes of Pitchfork, Stereogum, and Paste, to name a few. The two songs collectively show how, after a pair of buzz-building EPs, Hope Downs is truly that album that was promised. The album title, taken from the name of a vast open cut mine in the middle of Australia, refers to the feeling of standing at the edge of the void of the big unknown, and finding something to hold on to. It’s a record that focuses on finding the bright spots at a time when cynicism all too often feels like the natural state. Rolling Blackouts C.F. are here to remind us to keep our feet on the ground—and Hope Downs is as delicious a taste of terra firma as you’re going to get from a rock band right now.

Having recently wrapped Australia’s Laneway Festival, where the band were a highlight act, Rolling Blackouts C.F. will gear up for a huge few months as they head over to North America and Europe to play a run of headline shows and festivals including Coachella, Shaky Knees, The Great Escape and Primavera Sound. (see dates below.)


Hope Downs is now available for pre-order here and will come in the following formats:

- Standard LP on black vinyl
- The limited Loser edition LP on light ice blue vinyl (while supplies last!)
- CD
- Cassette
- Digital

HOPE DOWNS TRACKLISTING

1. An Air Conditioned Man

2. Talking Straight

3. Mainland

4. Time In Common

5. Sister’s Jeans

6. Bellarine

7. Cappuccino City

8. Exclusive Grave

9. How Long?

10. The Hammer

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Tour Dates + Ticket Links

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

Tue. Apr. 17 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
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 - SOLD OUT
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 (2 Shows, Early Show SOLD OUT)

Thu, May 17th, Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape Festival
Fri. May 18 - Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
Sun. May 20 - Glasgow, UK @ CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts
Mon. May 21 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla - SOLD OUT
Tue. May 22 - London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
Thu. May 24 - Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
Sat. May 26 - Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling at Paradiso

Sun. May 27th, Groningen, NL @ Vera
Mon. May 28 - Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
Tue. May 29 - Berlin, DE @ Lido
Thu. May. 31 - Brussels, BE @ AB Club

Sun. June 3 - Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound

Tue. June 5 - St. Albans, UK @ The Horn

Wed. June 6 - Birmingham, UK @ The Hare & Hounds

Thu. June 7 - Guildford, UK @ Boileroom

Fri. June 8 - Porto, PT @ Primavera Porto

Sat. Aug. 11 - Rees-Haldern, DE @ Haldern Pop Festival

Thu. Aug. 16 - Trondheim, NO @ Pstereo Festival

Fri. Aug. 17 - Bigginghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival

Sat. Aug. 18 - Kiewit, BE @ Pukklepop Festival

Sun. Aug. 19 - Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival


[Photo Credit: Warwick Baker]

Time to follow Rolling Blackouts C.F. absolutely everywhere online:  Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Subpop.com


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, JAN 23, 2018 at 8:50 AM

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

THE BAND WILL PLAY COACHELLA, SHAKY KNEES, LANEWAY FESTIVALS AND MORE IN 2018

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.

SINGAPORE / NEW ZEALAND/ AUSTRALIA

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


NORTH AMERICA

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


UK & EUROPE

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

NEWS : WED, JUL 19, 2017 at 6:55 AM

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s Acclaimed First Release ‘Talk Tight’ Will Be Out On Vinyl For The First Time On August 25th

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Talk Tight is Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s first release, which originally came out on CD in March of 2016 on Ivy League Records in the band’s home country of Australia. This is the first time Talk Tight will been available in the US, and the first time it is available on vinyl anywhere

Pre-order now to reserve that mint-green Loser Edition vinyl while supplies last at megamart.subpop.com. In Australia? Order from the band right here], and our European friends should try retailers such as Rough Trade, Resident Music or Piccadilly Records.

One might consider Talk Tight a mini-album, or extended EP, if you will. Whatever you call it, this thing garnered the band critical acclaim in their home country and in the US, where Pitchfork gave the record an 8.0 (!) and described it like so:

“Seven rip-roaring tracks that move by their own logic, any one of which could be a single and all of which leave you wanting more in the best way possible… Listening to these seven tunes, you can easily trace a national lineage: the relentlessness of Radio Birdman, the pop literacy of the Go-Betweens, the rambunctious energy of the Easybeats, and the belief—shared with Courtney Barnett—that guitars are not just crucial to the message but might very well be the message themselves.”

The band released their Sub Pop debut, The French Press EP, in March of 2017, and they are currently working on their first full-length album.

AUS and European tour dates + ticket links can be found right over here.


You can (and should) follow Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever everywhere in the known universe… via Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Twitter and also here on subpop.com.


Posted by Rachel White