Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
OriginMelbourne, Australia
Genres
Years active2013-present
LabelsIvy League, Sub Pop
Websitewww.rollingblackoutsband.com
MembersFran Keaney (vocals, acoustic guitar)
Tom Russo (vocals, guitar)
Joe White (vocals, lead guitar)
Joe Russo (bass)
Marcel Tussie (drums)

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, also sometimes known as Rolling Blackouts C.F., is an Australian indie rock band. They formed in Melbourne in 2013 by three singer-guitarists: Fran Keaney, Tom Russo & Joe White. [1][2] Their debut EP, Talk Tight, was released in 2016 on Ivy League Records.[3] It was followed by their second EP, the French Press, which was mixed by Doug Boehm and released in 2017 on Sub Pop Records.[4] They performed at the St Jerome's Laneway Festival on 29 January 2018,[5] and their debut full-length album, Hope Downs, was released on 15 June 2018 on Sub Pop.[6]

Reception[edit]

Robert Christgau gave Talk Tight an A grade, writing that "If you like the [guitar] effect—and why not, it's beautiful—you'll gravitate to it on sound alone. But what I'm loving at least as much is lyrics that suit the bright white male culture the sound implies." He also compared the band's sound to that of the Go-Betweens, a comparison that has also been made by critics like Stephen Deusner.[7][8] The band has also been aligned with Melbourne's dolewave scene.[9][10]

According to Metacritic, The French Press has a score of 81 out of 100, based on 4 reviews, indicating that it has received "universal acclaim" from critics.[4] One favorable review of the EP was written by Pitchfork Media's Stuart Berman, who gave it an 8.1/10 rating, writing that the French Press "shines just as bright as their last EP [Talk Tight], but the songs cast darker shadows."[11] In a more mixed review, Landon MacDonald of PopMatters gave the EP a 5 out of 10 rating, writing that "Ultimately, this record is for indie rock fans alone and can’t stretch past the borders of the genre."[12] Hope Downs has an 84/100 on Metacritic.[13]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
[14]
BEL
(FL)

[15]
IRE
[16]
NLD
[17]
SCO
[18]
UK
[19]
US
Heat

[20]
Hope Downs 24 198 79 20 45 3
Sideways to New Italy 4 64 77 66 8 45
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

EPs[edit]

Title Album details
Talk Tight
The French Press
  • Released: March 10, 2017[24]
  • Label: Sub Pop

Singles[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Year Chart positions Album
MEX
Air.

[20]
"Clean Slate"[25] 2015 Talk Tight EP
"Julie's Place"[26] 2016 39 The French Press EP
"Mainland"[27] 2018 Hope Downs
"Talking Straight"[28] 48
"In The Capital"[29] 2019 Non-album single
"Cars in Space"[30] 2020 Sideways to New Italy
"She's There"[31]
"Falling Thunder"[32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  2. ^ Records, Sub Pop. "Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever". Sub Pop Records. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  3. ^ Deusner, Stephen M. (21 March 2016). "Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Talk Tight Album Review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b "The French Press [EP] by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever". Metacritic. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Laneway Festival confirms full line-up an entire day early". NZ Herald. 10 September 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever announce debut album, Hope Downs, share "Talking Straight" video: Watch". Consequence of Sound. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert (15 September 2017). "Robert Christgau on Some Bright Australians and an Indie-Rocker's Upswing". Noisey. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  8. ^ Deusner, Stephen M. (21 March 2016). "Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: Talk Tight Album Review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Best New Music: Odette, Aminé, Aurora, Remi, Haiku Hands" (23 April 2018), Triple J. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  10. ^ Condon, Dan (18 June 2018). "Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Hope Downs", Double J. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: The French Press Album Review". Pitchfork Media. 10 March 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  12. ^ MacDonald, Landon (8 May 2017). "Rolling Blackouts C.F.: French Press EP". PopMatters. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  13. ^ Hope Downs by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, retrieved 29 June 2020
  14. ^ "Discography Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever in Australia". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  15. ^ "Discografie Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever". ultratop.be (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  16. ^ "Discography Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever". irish-charts.com. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  17. ^ "Discografie Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever". dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  18. ^ Peak chart positions in Scotland:
  19. ^ "Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever full Official Chart History" (select "Albums" tab). Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  20. ^ a b "Chart Search: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever". Billboard. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  21. ^ "Hope Downs by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  22. ^ "Sideways to New Italy by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  23. ^ "Talk Tight by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  24. ^ "The French Press - EP by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  25. ^ "Clean Slate - Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  26. ^ "Julie's Place by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  27. ^ "Mainland - Single by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  28. ^ "Talking Straight by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  29. ^ "In the Capital - Single by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  30. ^ "Cars in Space - Single by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  31. ^ "She's There by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  32. ^ "Falling Thunder by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 15 May 2020.

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