News for Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

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

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.

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


TOUR DATES + TICKET LINKS

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

NEWS : MON, MAR 13, 2017 at 10:05 AM

Sub Pop vs SXSW 2017: Downtown Boys, Marika Hackman, LVL UP, Porter Ray, and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

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Heading to SXSW 2017? Us too!

Sub Pop recording artists Downtown Boys (Providence, RI), Marika Hackman (London, UK), LVL UP (New York, NY), Porter Ray (Seattle, WA), and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (Melbourne, AU) will all make appearances at the 2017 edition of SXSW in Austin, Texas.

Downtown Boys [artist page] / “Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)” [listen]
Marika Hackman [artist page] / “Boyfriend” [watch]
LVL UP [artist page] / “The Closing Door” [watch]
Porter Ray [artist page] / “Past Life” feat. Cashtro & Black [watch]
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever [artist page] / “French Press” [watch]
 
Links to artists pages, tunes (video or audio) and daily schedule are below…


 

MARCH 14
5:45pm
DOWNTOWN BOYS 
Show: Hotel Vegas - Spring Break Boogie! Heaven or Hot
Burrito
Location: Hotel Vegas (1502 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702)
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9:00pm
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER 
Show: I OH YOU / Transgressive Records Showcase
Location: 21st Co-Op (707 W 21st St, Austin, TX 78705)
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9:30pm
MARIKA HACKMAN
Show:
Paradyse x Sportsday Showcase
Location:  Pearl Street Co-Op (2000 Pearl St, Austin, TX 78705)
                       
MARCH 15
4:30pm 
DOWNTOWN BOYS
Show: The FADER Fort
Location: Volcom Garden (1209 E. 6th St., Austin, TX 78702)
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10:00pm
MARIKA HACKMAN 
Show: BBC Radio 2 SXSW Official Showcase.
Location: Latitude 30 (512 San Jacinto Boulevard)
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10:00-10:40pm
PORTER RAY
Show/Location: Swan Dive (615 Red River Street, Austin, TX  78701)
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1:15am
DOWNTOWN BOYS
Show: Ground Control Touring Showcase
Location: The Sidewinder (715 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)
 
MARCH 16
12:00pm
DOWNTOWN BOYS 
Show: Pitchfork Day Party
Location: French Legation Museum (802 San Marcos St, Austin, TX 78702)
Time: 12:00pm
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12:15pm
LVL UP
Show: Sound on Sound & Brooklyn Vegan’s Lost Weekend
Location: Cheer Up Charlie’s (900 Red River St, Austin, TX, 78701)
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2:15pm
LVL UP 
Show: The FADER Fort
Location: Volcom Garden (1209 E. 6th St., Austin, TX 78702)
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3:00pm 
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER
Show: Another Planet Showcase
Location: The Sidewinder - Indoor (715 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)
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3:30pm
DOWNTOWN BOYS 
Show: Brooklyn Vegan x Sound on Sound Lost Weekend
Location: Cheer Up Charlie’s (900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)
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6:35-7:00pm
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER  
Show: Aussie BBQ Showcase
Location: Brush Square Park (409 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701)
Time:
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9:00pm
MARIKA HACKMAN

Show:Transgressive Records SXSW Showcase
Location: The Blackheart (86 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701)
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11pm
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER  
Show: Paradigm Official Showcase
Location: The Parish (214 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)
 
MARCH 17
12:00pm
MARIKA HACKMAN
Show: Brooklyn Vegan x Sound on Sound Lost Weekend
Location: Cheer Up Charlie’s (900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)
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12:45pm 
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER
Show: Brooklyn Vegan x Sound on Sound Lost Weekend  
Location: Cheer Up Charlies (900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)
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1:30pm
DOWNTOWN BOYS
Show: SXSW Showcase
Location: The Mohawk (912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)
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5:35pm
LVL UP  
Show: Austin Oasis 2017
Location: Hole in the Wall (2538 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705)
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6:00pm
DOWNTOWN BOYS
Show: South By San Jose
Location: Hotel San Jose (1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704)
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10:10-10:45pm
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER 
Show: Panache Bookings Party
Location: Hotel Vegas (1502 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702)
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11:00pm 
LVL UP 
Show: Ad Hoc Showcase
Location: Cheer Up Charlie’s (900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)
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12:35-12:50am
PORTER RAY
Show Kosher Dillz Showcase
Location: Dozen Street (1808 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702)
 
MARCH 18
1:00pm
MARIKA HACKMAN
Show: Space 24 Twenty
Location: Urban Outfitters (2406 Guadalupe Street Austin, TX 78705)
 


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, MAR 1, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Share “French Press” Video Off Their Debut EP ‘The French Press’ (out March 10)

Today, Rolling Blackouts C.F. (or Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever to their mothers) share the new video to the title track of their upcoming EP - and Sub Pop debut - ”The French Press,” out March 10th. The band will shortly be making their first landfall in the States as well, presumably after a 4-month journey by ocean freighter.  

The video, directed by Jamieson Moore, portrays the band performing at what appears to be a sunny and fun pool party wedding, but something more somber seems to be peeking out from underneath the surface. Please enjoy the video for “French Press” and have a look through their upcoming US and Australian tour dates, including performances at SXSW, as follows:

ROLLING BLACKOUTS C.F. TOUR DATES + Ticket Links

Mon. Mar. 13 - Fri. Mar. 17 - Austin, TX @ SXSW

Sat. Mar. 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts w/ Tennis

Sun. Mar. 19 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ Tennis

Tue. Mar. 21 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Tennis

Wed. Mar. 22 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Tennis

Thu. Mar. 23 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right

Sun. Mar. 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

Tue. Mar. 28 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza

Fri. Apr. 21 - Cats @ Adelaide, AUS @ Rocket Bar

Sat. Apr. 22 - Sydney, AUS @ Newtown Social Club

Fri. Apr. 28 - Brisbane, AUS @ Black Bear Lodge

Sat. Apr.  29 - Byron Bay, AUS @ The Great Northern

Sun. Apr. 30 - Gold Coast, AUS @ Shark Bar

Fri. May 12 - Melbourne, AUS @ The Tote


“The French Press” EP will be available on vinyl, CD and of course digitally. Preorder is on now via this here link.

You could (and should also) follow Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever everywhere in the known universe… via Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Twitter


[Photo Credit: Rubin Utama]


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : MON, JAN 23, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Announce Debut EP (out March 10), Share Title Track “French Press” + US Tour Dates

We couldn’t be prouder to announce that Melbourne’s own Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s Sub Pop debut EP, ‘The French Press” will be out on March 10th. Now have a listen to title track, “French Press” while you check out their newly announced tour dates - they’re coming to the US too! (see dates below).

In case you missed it, watch their brilliantly infectious video for “Julie’s Place” right here.

“The French Press” EP levels up on everything that made their debut EP, “Talk Tight,” such an immediate draw. Multi-tracked melodies which curl around one another, charging drums and addictive bass lines converge to give each track its driving momentum. Honed through their live shows, this relentless energy carries the record through new chapters in the band’s Australian storybook.


[Photo Credit: Rubin Utama]

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s songs have always had all the page-turning qualities of a good yarn and “The French Press” EP is no different. Somewhere between impressionists and fabulists, lyricists Fran Keaney, Tom Russo and Joe White often start with something rooted in real life – the melancholy of travel on ‘French Press’, having a hopeless crush on ‘Julie’s Place’ – before building them into clever, quick vignettes. The result is lines blurred between fiction and reality – vibrant stories which get closer at a particular truth than either could alone.

Blending critical insight and literate love songs, “The French Press” EP cements Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever as one of Australia’s smartest working bands.

“The French Press” EP will be available on vinyl, CD and of course digitally. Preorder is on now via this here link.


You could (and should) follow Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever everywhere in the known universe… via Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Twitter


TOUR DATES 

Fri. Jan. 27 - Melbourne, AUS @ Howler w/ Whitney

Thu. Feb.  2 - Sydney, AUS @ OAF w/ Whitney

Mon. Mar. 3 - Fri. Mar. 17 - Austin, TX @ SXSW

Sat. Mar. 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts w/ Tennis

Sun. Mar. 19 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ Tennis

Tue. Mar. 21 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Tennis

Wed. Mar. 22 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Tennis

Thu. Mar. 23 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium

Sun. Ma. 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

Fri. Apr. 21 - Cats @ Adelaide, AUS @ Rocket Bar

Sat. Apr. 22 - Sydney, AUS @ Newtown Social Club

Fri. Apr. 28 - Brisbane, AUS @ Black Bear Lodge

Sat. Apr.  29 - Byron Bay, AUS @ The Great Northern

Sun. Apr. 30 - Gold Coast, AUS @ Shark Bar

Fri. May 12 - Melbourne, AUS @ The Tote


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, JAN 5, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Watch: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Share New Video For “Julie’s Place” Off Their Upcoming Sub Pop Debut

Melbourne’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever just shared their cheeky new video for ”Julie’s Place,” the first single off their forthcoming EP (and Sub Pop debut), which we here at Sub Pop are stoked to release later this Spring.

True story: After the band spent their video budget on an idea that didn’t work out ($$¯\_(ツ)_/¯$$), they decided to film singer/guitarist Fran Keaney mowing his lawn on a Saturday morning. This simple idea actually ended up being much more in the band’s utilitarian style. So in a sense, out of defeat of an excess of options came a lean opportunity to do something more truthful. 


[Photo Credit: Rubin Utama]

“Julie’s Place” levels up on everything that made Talk Tight such an immediate draw. It’s about being young and dumb but full of bravado. Sprinting guitars mimic singer Keaney’s pangs of heartache, his awkwardly sensual lyrics calling to mind the chaos and confusion of being around someone you can’t get off your mind.


You could (and should) feel the same about this band; follow Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever everywhere in the known universe… via Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Twitter



Posted by Rachel White