Just Press 'Repeat' Now - Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever's New Album Is Just That Good

5 June 2020 | 10:42 am | The Music Team

There's a tonne of new music released every Friday and wading through it to find your next favourite album is an almost impossible task. 'The Music' team get it and we're here to help, bringing you our Album Of The Week each Friday. Here's why Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever's album 'Sideways To New Italy' gets our pick.

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When Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever dropped their 2018 debut Hope Downs, we had that on loop for quite some time...

Now, the Melbourne five-piece are back with their latest offering, Sideways To New Italy, and we're sure that this one will see fans hit the 'repeat' button once more. 

What we're saying...

Review by Chris Familton. Read more here...

"Since the release of their debut album, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have traversed the globe, playing numerous headline shows and music festivals. Now those experiences and the associated dizzying dislocation have fed into their second record, a consistently superb collection of songs that matches the hit rate of their debut.

"All three singer/guitarist songwriters again contribute songs, managing to stamp their own style and personalities without bending or breaking the symbiotic jangly guitar rush and heady pop clamour that defines their sound."

"The heady rush of the band’s sound is still intact but there’s an additional sense of wistful reflection and a wider musical palette on Sideways To New Italy that takes their sound to even greater heights."

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What they're saying...

"Our new album Sideways To New Italy is out today. It feels strange releasing music with so much happening in the world right now, but we couldn’t be more proud and excited. This is a hopeful record, true to the people and places that shaped us. 

"We hope you get something out of it too. There are too many people who helped us to list here. We can’t wait to play these songs live in the new world. Look after each other and play it loud."
Love, Joe, Joe, Fran, Marcel, Tom.

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are set to share a very special performance from the Melbourne Cricket Ground tonight as part of The State Of Music, joined by WA musician Stella Donnelly. Head here for all the info.