Your favourite 5-piece from Melbourne, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have shared an infectious new single ahead of some mega tour plans.
It’s been a wild 12 months for the band – releasing their beloved 2017 EP The French Press, touring the world, playing their biggest bandrooms to date and being invited to play Coachella and Shake Knees in 2018.
But before they skip the mainland again for another run of US, Canadian, UK and European tour dates throughout May and June, they’ve revealed brand new material that holds a similar gravity and relentless energy with their undeniable storytelling flair and Aussie wit.
Recorded in a secluded house in the Northern NSW wilderness, their new single ‘Mainland’ was initially inspired by a 2017 trip for singer/songwriter/guitarist Tom Russo and a trip to his grandparent’s birthplace of the Aeolian Islands off Sicily.
“I was reading about a refugee crisis unfolding not far away in the Mediterranean Sea. The song is about longing, disillusionment, privilege and holding on to love as a kind of shield.”
It’s the sound of relief to have RBCF back in our centre vision, even if they are jumping ship for a few months. But before they scoot, you can catch their hooky guitars, layered melodies, unmistakably Australian dry wit playing Laneway Festival across the country.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]