Fresh after announcing their billings on Coachella, Shaky Knees & ahead of their Laneway Festival shows, Ivy League Records is absolutely thrilled to reveal ‘Mainland’ – the first taste of new music from renowned Melbourne outfit Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. ‘Mainland’ boasts the same urgency as tracks like ‘Clean Slate’; and ‘Sick Bug’; that helped bring the band to the attention of punters and won them critical acclaim. Inspired by a 2017 trip to his grandparent’s birthplace of the Aeolian Islands off Sicily, singer/songwriter/guitarist Tom Russo describes how the track came together.

“I was reading about a refugee crisis unfolding not far away in the Mediterranean Sea. The song is about longing, disillusionment, privilege and holding on to love as a kind of shield.”

Recorded in a secluded house in the Northern NSW wilderness, ‘Mainland’; marks the first taste of new music from the band since the release of their lauded 2017 EP The French Press. The EP landed on many ‘Best Of 2017’ lists, including The Guardian/The Observer’s ‘Hidden Gems’.

Meanwhile, lead single ‘French Press’ was the sixth most played song on triple j in 2017 and made countless end-of- year lists, including coming in at #10 on Rolling Stone’s Best Songs of 2017, while the band came in at #13 in Paste Magazine’s Best New Artists. Making waves internationally – they inked a deal with iconic US label Sub Pop at the start of last year and received high-rotation airplay on UK tastemaker BBC6 – the band spent much of 2017 on the road, including multiple sold out shows on their first ever European tour.

The band kick off 2018 in much the same way, heading out as part of the massive Laneway Festival this February. With a huge run of shows and more new music on the horizon, Rolling Blackouts C.F. show no signs of slowing down in 2018.

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