After a landmark 12 months for Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, who released their debut album Hope Downs to worldwide critical acclaim in June 2018 – Ivy League Records are excited to reveal new music from the Melbourne band in the form of single, ‘In The Capital’. The track (which is now live on all digital platforms) will also feature on a limited edition 7inch alongside a second A-side single, titled ‘Read My Mind’. The vinyl will be released on Fri 26th April and is available to pre-order now.
To celebrate the highly-anticipated arrival of new music, the band have announced their next Australian tour across March – May, kicking off at Panama Festival (TAS) and Adelaide Festival, followed by headline shows in Brisbane, Castlemaine, Melbourne and Sydney.
Fran Keaney describes how ‘In The Capital’ came together: “I first had the idea for the melody and some of the lyrics when I was swimming. It’s taken a while to finish the song, to make it feel like the initial feeling. I can’t neatly describe it, but something like connection despite distance. I was thinking about transience and water and death and big cities and fishing towns and moon river.”
To say 2018 was a big year for Rolling Blackouts C.F. is an understatement. The release of the band’s lauded debut album Hope Downs – which featured singles ‘Mainland’, ‘Talking Straight’, ‘An Air Conditioned Man’, ‘Time In Common’ & ‘Sister’s Jeans’ – was embraced by lovers of their early EPs, Talk Tight and The French Press, and new fans alike. The record quickly became one of the most internationally acclaimed Australian albums of the year, appearing in many sought after Best of 2018 lists, coming in at #5 on Rough Trade’s Albums of the Year list, #3 on MOJO’s Album of the Year List (+ was named MOJO’s Debut Album of the Year), #2 on UNCUT’s Albums of the Year & many more. The band kicked off 2019 by being shortlisted for the prestigious AMP Award.
Rolling Blackouts C.F. also enjoyed tremendous support from the likes of triple j, Double J, FBi Radio, PBS, Triple R, Pitchfork, The Guardian, Paste Magazine, NME, Rolling Stone US, BBC 6 Music, Stereogum, DIY Mag, and countless others.
Meanwhile, the band’s renowned live show led to selling-out their mammoth Hope Downs Australian tour, as well as sold-out performances in London, San Diego, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver, Philadelphia, New York City and more. The huge touring schedule also included shows at the world’s biggest music festivals, from Coachella, The Great Escape, Primavera, and Shaky Knees to Lowlands, Pukklepop, Green Man and Splendour in the Grass.
Don’t miss Rolling Blackouts C.F.’s captivating live show at their upcoming Australian dates. Tickets on sale now!
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER AUSTRALIA DATES
Sunday 10 March Panama Fest | Tasmania (sold out)
Saturday 16 March Adelaide Fest | Adelaide Tickets here
Wednesday 24 April Triffid | Brisbane Tickets here
Friday 3 May Theatre Royal | Castlemaine Tickets here
Saturday 4 May Croxton | Melbourne Tickets here
Friday 10 May Manning Bar | Sydney Tickets here
'In The Capital' Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Out now through Ivy League Records Available to buy/stream here
In The Capital/Read My Mind Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Out Friday 26 April through Ivy League Records 7inch available to pre-order here