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Australian pop-rockers Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever bring their jangly, bright tunes to Brooklyn

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever played an impressive headlining set at Baby’s All Right on Thursday night in front of a packed crowd in Brooklyn. The Australian five piece continued their American tour in style as they ran through songs from both their new EP “The French Press” as well as their mini-LP from last year. 

“We’re from Australia so it took us really long to get here” they declared before the band broke into one of its handful of jangly indie rock tunes. Even with an early morning 7 AM flight hanging over their heads they were still able to put in an energetic performance in support of their new EP. 

Just a few bars into the first song it was clear why these dudes recently signed to Sub Pop. With two electric guitars either side of an acoustic in the middle they offer up the sunny day vibes that sit somewhere right in between nostalgia and summer time optimism. Their jangly pop rock has the brightness of the Allah-Lahs with some of the wit and lyrical prowess of Courtney Barnett. 

The three guitarists share vocal duties between songs, while rotating verses on “Clean Slate,” a standout from last years breakout “Talk Tight Mini-LP.”  While each has slight differences in their vocal tendencies and lyrics they mainly sound fairly similar across the board. There’s definitely an slight edge of endearing fragility in their vocals that perfectly accents the bright and optimistic instrumentals behind them. 

This mainly stems from pumping basslines and driving drum rhythms. Meanwhile each of the guitars finds their own spot in the mix, whether it be matching the melody of vocals on the chorus or weaving in and out of verses and bridges. On slowed down “Tender is the Neck” the electric leads duel from left to right throughout, perfectly exploiting the calm following the first chorus with their warm melodies. 

A standout from the show would have to be “Wide Eyes” from last years mini-LP. Played second to last the fast paced burner delivered the type of energy you want from the last few tracks in a solid rock show. “French Press,” the title track off their new EP, closed out the show with jangly goodness that left the audience asking for more. Judging by the quality of their music as well as the excitement and depth of the crowd, I think we can expect some promising new stuff from Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever very soon. 

Australian pop-rockers Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever bring their jangly, bright tunes to Brooklyn

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever played an impressive headlining set at Baby’s All Right on Thursday night in front of a packed crowd in Brooklyn. The Australian five piece continued their American tour in style as they ran through songs from both their new EP “The French Press” as well as their mini-LP from last year. 

“We’re from Australia so it took us really long to get here” they declared before the band broke into one of its handful of jangly indie rock tunes. Even with an early morning 7 AM flight hanging over their heads they were still able to put in an energetic performance in support of their new EP. 

Just a few bars into the first song it was clear why these dudes recently signed to Sub Pop. With two electric guitars either side of an acoustic in the middle they offer up the sunny day vibes that sit somewhere right in between nostalgia and summer time optimism. Their jangly pop rock has the brightness of the Allah-Lahs with some of the wit and lyrical prowess of Courtney Barnett. 

The three guitarists share vocal duties between songs, while rotating verses on “Clean Slate,” a standout from last years breakout “Talk Tight Mini-LP.”  While each has slight differences in their vocal tendencies and lyrics they mainly sound fairly similar across the board. There’s definitely an slight edge of endearing fragility in their vocals that perfectly accents the bright and optimistic instrumentals behind them. 

This mainly stems from pumping basslines and driving drum rhythms. Meanwhile each of the guitars finds their own spot in the mix, whether it be matching the melody of vocals on the chorus or weaving in and out of verses and bridges. On slowed down “Tender is the Neck” the electric leads duel from left to right throughout, perfectly exploiting the calm following the first chorus with their warm melodies. 

A standout from the show would have to be “Wide Eyes” from last years mini-LP. Played second to last the fast paced burner delivered the type of energy you want from the last few tracks in a solid rock show. “French Press,” the title track off their new EP, closed out the show with jangly goodness that left the audience asking for more. Judging by the quality of their music as well as the excitement and depth of the crowd, I think we can expect some promising new stuff from Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever very soon. 

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