(taken from debut album Hope Downs, out now through Ivy League Records)

Reviews for debut album Hope Downs:

Pitchfork 8.1/10 review
The Guardian UK – 5 stars, perfect review + ‘one to watch’ feature
PASTE – 8.9/10 review
BEAT Mag – Album of the Week, 8.5/10 review
Herald Sun – 4/5 review
The Music – 4/5 review

Melbourne’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever return with the blistering 2-minute single, ‘Time In Common’. The track features on the band’s highly-acclaimed debut album Hope Downs, and follows previous album singles ‘Talking Straight’ and ‘Mainland’. As part of their huge world tour, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever will be playing in Australia throughout September and October to celebrate the album release.

Listen to ‘Time In Common’ & watch the video here

Hope Downs was largely written over the past year in the band’s Melbourne rehearsal room, where their previous releases were also written and recorded. Since its June 15 release, the record has received near-perfect reviews from some of the world’s most acclaimed critics and music fans alike.

The band’s core trio of songwriters — Fran Keaney, Joe White, and Tom Russo — hunkered down and wrote as the chaos of the world outside unavoidably seeped into the songwriting process.

“We were feeling like we were in a moment where the sands were shifting and the world was getting a lot weirder. There was a general sense that things were coming apart at the seams and people around us were too.” Russo explains. “The songs on this album are like a collection of postcards about wider things that were going on through the lens of these small characters.”

The album title, taken from the name of a vast open cut mine in the middle of Australia, refers to the feeling of “standing at the edge of the void of the big unknown, and finding something to hold on to.”

Indeed, Hope Downs possesses a robust full-band sound that’s all the more impressive considering the band’s studio avoidance tendencies. Fans of Talk Tight and The French Press certainly won’t be disappointed here — but might also be surprised at how the band’s sound has grown.

‘Time In Common’ marks the third single from the band for 2018. Previous singles ‘Talking Straight’ & ‘Mainland’ saw the band receive accolades from the likes of Pitchfork, Stereogum and DIY Mag as well as high rotation from triple j and community radio alike. Having recently wrapped 2018’s Laneway Festival, where the band were a highlight act, RBCF will gear up for a huge few months as they head over to North America and Europe to play a run of headline shows and festivals including Coachella, Shaky Knees, The Great Escape and Primavera Sound.


27 Sept | The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent (part of Brisbane festival) | Brisbane, QLD | Tickets
28 Sept | Factory Theatre | Sydney, NSW | Tickets
29/30 Sept – Yours & Owls Festival | Wollongong, NSW | SOLD OUT!
5 Oct | Rosemount | Perth, WA | Tickets
6 Oct | Jive Bar | Adelaide, SA | Tickets
12 Oct | Workers Club | Geelong, VIC | Tickets
13 Oct | Corner Hotel | Melbourne, VIC | SOLD OUT!
14 Oct | Corner Hotel | Melbourne, VIC | SECOND SHOW! | Tickets | |