Riding a wave of critical acclaim, Melbourne’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever returns with new single ‘French Press’, news of a forthcoming EP The French Press and announce an east-coast tour for April.
Having signed a deal with iconic Seattle based label Sub Pop and receiving accolades from the likes of Pitchfork, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s sophomore EP is due for release in Australia on 10th March through Ivy League Records. The band has celebrated the news by dropping the EP’s lead single (well, sort of). This news all following a highlight set at the weekend’s Sugar Mountain Festival, playing to a capacity Theatre Room and hundreds left wanting to get in.
The French Press EP levels up on everything that made the band’s debut 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.
Tracing a Skype call between two brothers – one gallivanting overseas, the other sitting in tedious comfort in some air-conditioned office – new single ‘French Press’ follows the band’s previous single ‘Julie’s Place’, which saw them adorn the pages of Uncut Magazine and receive write ups on Noisy, Stereogum and a shout in Flood Magazine’s ‘25 Upcoming Albums More People Should Be Talking About’.
While the world is certainly beginning to take notice of Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, the band is wasting no time in carving out a very full start to 2017. They were handpicked to support American indie-rock band Whitney on their upcoming Australian tour and today announced they will be embarking on their own east coast tour throughout April.
Abroad, they’ve been announced as showcasing artists on mammoth SXSW 2017 line-up and will be supporting US band Tennis on the east coast leg of their upcoming US tour.