Born from late night jam sessions in singer/guitarist Fran Keaney’s bedroom, and honed in the thrumming confines of Melbourne’s live music venues, ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER took shape from 2015 when their debut EP, Talk Tight, earned them multiple international nods and a stellar 8.0 Pitchfork review. Soon after, the band signed with coveted US label Sub Pop (The Shins, Beach House, Fleet Foxes), and plugged away at their sophomore EP The French Press (2017). The brilliant effort beams with the confidence and purpose of golden-era Australian rock and roll, featuring three songwriters growing in stature and voice. Touring around Australia on headline bills and festival slots all the way to SXSW with their thrilling live show, the band has received glowing reviews from the likes of SPIN, Stereogum and Pitchfork, praising them as stand-outs even among the fertile landscape of Melbourne music.
Photo: McLean Stephenson