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Live Review: Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever, Major Leagues

26 April 2019 | 2:18 pm | Tayla Galvin

"We have no choice but to roll with the tide of people."

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Not even a year since the release of debut studio album Hope Downs, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have cemented their place in the music scene not only throughout the nation but around the globe. Pushing The Triffid to its absolute maximum, the band put on a phenomenal sold-out show that blows away expectations and solidifies fans. 

Due to an unfortunate injury, original support act Nice Biscuit had to withdraw from the show. Thankfully local legends Major Leagues came to the rescue. Showing similarities to a more upbeat Beach House, this indie four-piece prove themselves worthy of opening for what lies ahead. Clanging instrumentals that sound rough yet smooth, Major Leagues finish on a high note with Someone Sometime.

As punters push to the front, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever don't waste any time, The Hammer and Time In Common driving the crowd into a frenzy. An interesting thing about this band is the non-existent frontman. Each guitarist is positioned in a straight line, and they share the vocals throughout the songs.

The connection between band and audience is strong. With a quick change in tempo, An Air Conditioned Man becomes one of the highlights as the crowd is taken by the flow of the bass and melodic drums. We have no choice but to roll with the tide of people. With a set list heavily reliant on Hope Downs, it is a nice surprise when Sick Bug throws us back to their 2017 EP. The energy is at an all-time high as the crowd shouts the chorus along with the band.

Bringing the night to an end with French Press and Mainland, the encore performance fulfils the hopes and anticipation of the crowd before Major Leagues jump back on stage for an unexpected cover of Enya’s Orinoco Flow (Sail Away).

An A+ performance that gives off a jamming-with-mates vibe yet showcases the individual talent of each band member, whether live or listening at home, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever rock!

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