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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
July 16 | 19:30£15
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER
ANNOUNCE NEW 7″ SINGLE:
‘IN THE CAPITAL’ b/w ‘READ MY MIND’
LISTEN TO ‘IN THE CAPITAL’ HERE:
RELEASED APRIL 26th ON SUB POP RECORDS
ANNOUNCE 2019 UK/EU TOURING
DEBUT ALBUM, HOPE DOWNS, OUT NOW
“The possible indie rock album of the year” – The Guardian
“Timeless” – Uncut
“A joy of a record” – NME
“Hope Downs shows how jangling indie should be done” – Q
After a landmark 12 months for Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, who released their debut album Hope Downs to worldwide critical acclaim in June 2018, Sub Pop 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 7-inch alongside a second A-side single, titled ‘Read My Mind’. The vinyl will be released on April 26th and is available to pre-order now. To celebrate the highly-anticipated arrival of new music, the band have announced extensive touring plans for the UK and Europe this summer – please find a full touring itinerary further below.
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.”
Listen to ‘In The Capital’:
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 acclaimed 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 (Australia’s equivalent of the Mercury Prize). Rolling Blackouts C.F. also enjoyed tremendous support from the likes of BBC 6Music, Pitchfork, The Guardian, Paste Magazine, NME, Rolling Stone, triple j, Double j, Stereogum, DIY, Q 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 toLowlands, Pukkelpop, Green Man and Splendour in the Grass.