After their first five years, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever has hit a serious stride! Each member of this Melbourne quintet came equipped with their own taste and style but when they joined forces in 2013, sparks flew and RBCF’s sound grew. It’s charming but edgy, pleasant but heavy and only three days ago RBCF put out their biggest installment yet.
The ten-song LP Hope Downs was released last Friday, showing off a more rounded out and production heavy landscape than listeners may be used to. The title references a vast mine in rural Australia and the album itself was recorded in the Northern Australian countryside, all lending itself to a wholly naturalistic tone. Check out the album’s climactic closer and rock your head back and forth to “The Hammer”.
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