It’s been a while since we got ourselves genuinely excited about a new indie band but it’s hard to ignore the bouncing feeling of hope that the latest track ‘Cameo’ from Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever.
While we imagine the band to be recoiling at the label of ‘indie’ being slapped on their face like an unwanted bumper sticker, we mean it with the utmost sincerity and a good deal of praise.
The label of ‘indie’ or even worse, ‘indie-rock’ has been a dirty word in the alternative music circles for some years, still scarred are they from the horrors of the late noughties. But luckily, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are here to heal those wounds.
The Aussie band will soon share their highly anticipated second album Sideways To New Italy, landing on Friday via Sub-Pop. But they have a brand new single to whet your whistle, ‘Cameo’ is another reason to be cheerful in these dark days.
“This is a love song. It’s about reaching through time portals,” says RBCF’s Fran Keaney. “The lyrics were pieced together over about a year like a little puzzle. I found the first pieces in Rushworth, and the last pieces in Darwin.” But what resonates most clearly is the tone of the track.
It’s a healthy complexion of sunshine vocals, an almost Johnny Marr-esque riff and the kind of bouncing groove that leaves you begging for a summer you can actually experience.
The song follows on from ‘Falling Thunder’, ‘She’s There’ and ‘Cars in Space’ which have all worked to mark Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever as one of the brightest bands around right now.
Listen to their new single ‘Cameo’ below.