Melbourne five-piece Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are back with a new track.
‘Mainland’ was recorded in a secluded house in the wilderness of Australia’s Northern New South Wales, and was inspired by a trip in 2017 by Tom Russo to his grandparent’s birthplace of the Aeolian Islands off Sicily. It’s a jangly and breezy cut from the outfit, but it also harbours a much darker heart than may first appear.
Speaking of the track, vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Russo said: “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”.
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are also headed on a short UK tour in May, heading to Nottingham, Glasgow, Manchester and London along the way. Tickets for the dates go on sale from 9am on Friday 26th January.
Listen to ‘Mainland’ and see Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s upcoming UK dates below.
18 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
20 Glasgow, CCA
21 Manchester, Gorilla
22 London, Electric Ballroom