News for Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

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

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