Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever unleash new single “In the Capital”: Stream

Following last year's debut album, Hope Downs

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever "In the Capital" single Sub Pop new indie music release stream
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, photo by Pooneh Ghana

    Last summer saw Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever drop their full-length debut album. Released via renowned indie label Sub Pop, Hope Downs boasted 10 tracks, including early standout offerings like “Talking Straight”. The Melbourne natives are extending their momentum into 2019 with plans to put out a new 7-inch single in April.

    The project is comprised of two songs, “In the Capital”, and B-side “Read My Mind”. As a teaser, RBCF have let loose the former track, a steadily and gently driving number that reminds me of a cross between Nada Surf and former Sub Pop act Death Cab for Cutie. Its fluid, almost dreamlike vibe matches the artwork (seen below) pretty well, and, according to one of the band’s singers/guitarists, was inspired by a swimming session.

    “I first had the idea for the melody and some of the lyrics when I was swimming,” Fran Keaney recalled in a statement. “It’s taken a while to finish the song, to make it feel like the initial feeling. I can’t neatly describe it, but something like connection despite distance. I was thinking about transience and water and death and big cities and fishing towns and moon river.”


    Hear “In the Capital” below.

    The new 7-inch arrives April 26th and can be pre-ordered on Sub Pop’s website.

    “In the Capital” b/w “Read My Mind” Artwork:

    rolling blackouts coastal fever in the capital read my mind single artwork


    In support of the 7-inch and Hope Downs, RBCF will be spending the next couple of months touring North America, the UK, Europe, and Australia. In addition to headlining gigs, the group’s outing includes performances at festivals like Boston Calling, Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, and Mad Cool Festival. Grab tickets on here.

    Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever 2019 Tour Dates:
    03/10 – Tasmania, AU @ Panama Fest
    03/16 – Adelaide, AU @ Adelaide Fest
    04/24 – Brisbane, AU @ Triffid
    05/03 – Castlemaine, AU @ Theatre Royal
    05/04 – Melbourne, AU @ Croxton
    05/10 – Sydney, AU @ Manning Bar
    05/24-26 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival
    05/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
    05/29 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
    05/31 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
    06/02 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
    06/04 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
    06/06 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
    06/07 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
    06/08 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
    06/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    06/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Lodge Room
    06/13 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
    07/03 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
    07/05 – Ewjik, NL @ Down the Rabbit Hole
    07/07 – Paris, FR @ Le Point Ephemere
    07/09 – Liverpool, UK @ Invisible Wind Factory
    07/11 – Dublin, IE @ The Iveagh Gardens
    07/12 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
    07/13 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive
    07/15 – Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke’s
    07/16 – Sheffield, UK @ The Leadmill
    07/18 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
    07/19 – Bedford, UK @ Esquires
    07/21 – Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival
    07/22 – Birmingham, UK @ Mama Roux’s
    07/23 – Reading, UK @ Sub89
    07/27 – Thirsk, UK @ Deer Shed Festival


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