Warwick Baker

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever drop a hit with ‘Sister’s Jeans’

The newest band to come from the sunnier side of the world, or Australia, as it’s more commonly known, is Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and they come to you with a brand new song ‘Sister’s Jeans’ as our Track of the Day.

Throw a stone at Melbourne and you will likely hit two or three indie bands before you hear it hit the ground such is the density of talent in the hipster capital of the southern hemisphere. RBCF may seem to be yet another sunny-indie-garage outfit but they have something a little different about their swagger.

They develop songs in a slightly different way to most, operating in the thinking man’s space, the band is creating pop songs you can think on but then still jam out to in the car. ‘Sister’s Jeans’ is the perfect example of that. Built on a wind-beaten sunbed the song grows with every listen, and trust us, you will listen to this more than once such is its infectious groove.

Fran Keaney of RBCF explained: “The first lines ‘stand on the morning / head like a weathervane’ came immediately – that was the clue. Then was the slow process of finding the other pieces to fit. The song is a platonic love song. It offers no answers. Just says, ‘Hi, I see you’.”

The track is taken from their debut album Hope Downs, and the band is touring the UK next month (dates below), so get yourself down there.

18/10 Cardiff, SWN Festival
19/10 Manchester, Academy 2
20/10 Bristol, Simple Things Festival
21/10 Leeds, Stylus
23/10 Brighton, Concorde 2
24/10 Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
25/10 Oxford, O2 Academy
26-27/10 Bilbao, BIME Live
29/10 London, Koko
31/10 Nantes, Festival Soy

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