Exuberant 2018 debut album from world-conquering Melbourne indie-rock outfit featuring ‘Mainland’ & ‘Sister’s Jeans’. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl with download code. ROLLING BLACKOUTS C.F.
Vinyl LP pressing. It’s rare that a band’s debut album sounds as confident and self-assured as Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s Hope Downs. To say that the first full-length from the Melbourne quintet improves on their buzz-building EPs from the last few years would be an understatement: the promise those early releases hinted at is fully realized here, with ten songs of urgent, passionate guitar pop that elicit warm memories of bands past, from the Go-Betweens’ jangle to the charmingly lo-fi trappings of New Zealand’s Flying Nun label. But don’t mistake Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever for nostalgists: Hope Downs is the sound of a band finding it’s own collective voice.