Melbourne band Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have released the video for their exciting new track Sister’s Jeans. Taken from worldwide critically-acclaimed debut album Hope Downs, out now via Sub Pop Records, the unveiling of their new track continues an incredible year for the band so far.
Their Australian tour kicks off soon, including sold out shows in their home city Melbourne, as well as Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth. They’re joined by Body Type (all shows excl. Brisbane), Bored Shorts (Sydney), Calmly (Perth), Gymnastics In The Seventies (Geelong), LOOBS (Melbourne, Oct 14) and Shrimpwitch (Melbourne, Oct 14).
To celebrate their highly-anticipated return to their homeland, Rolling Blackouts C.F. have dropped the video for Sister’s Jeans. Directed by Riley Blakeway, the clip was made possible thanks to The Levi’s® Music Prize. Another stellar addition to the Hope Downs collection, it follows clips for Time In Common An Air Conditioned Man and Talking Straight.
The band’s Fran Keaney describes how the track came together, ”The first lines ‘stand on the morning / head like a weathervane’ came immediately – that was the clue. Then was the slow process of finding the other pieces to fit. The song is a platonic love song. It offers no answers. Just says, ‘Hi, I see you’”.
Hope Downs, the band’s sophisticated debut album has been embraced by lovers of their early EPs, Talk Tight and The French Press, and new fans alike. Largely written in 2017 in the band’s Melbourne rehearsal room and named after a vast open cut mine in outback Australia, it possesses a robust full-band sound laced with driving rhythms, wry lyricism, and quintessentially Australian guitars.
Core songwriters Fran Keaney, Joe White, and Tom Russo bunkered down and wrote as the chaos of the world outside unavoidably seeped into the song writing process.
It’s been a momentous twelve months for the band, who’ve been touring the world virtually non-stop. They’ve sold out headline shows in San Diego, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver, Philadelphia and New York City, and played some of 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.
They return to Europe later in the Autumn for more captivating live shows, and you can see their full touring itinerary below.
Oct 18th | SWN Festival, Cardiff, UK
Oct 19th | Academy 2, Manchester, UK
Oct 20th | Simple Things Festival, Bristol, UK
Oct 21st | Stylus, Leeds, UK
Oct 23rd | Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
Oct 24th | Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth, UK
Oct 25th | O2 Academy, Oxford, UK
Oct 26th-27th | BIME Live, Bilbao, ES
Oct 29th | Koko, London, UK*
Oct 31st | Festival Soy, Nantes, FR
Nov 1st | Pitchfork Paris Festival, Paris, FR
Nov 2nd | Trix, Antwerp, NL
Nov 3rd | Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL*
Nov 4th | Doornroosje, Nijmegen, NL*
Nov 7th | John Dee, Oslo, NO
Nov 8th | Nalen, Stockholm, SW
Nov 9th | Mejeriet, Lund, SW
Nov 10th | Sorte Firkant Musikfestival, Copenhagen, DK
Nov 12th | Molotow, Hamburg, DE*
Nov 13th | MTC, Cologne, DE*
* = w/ Dizzy