Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever reveal new album, ‘Sideways To New Italy’

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever reveal new album, ‘Sideways To New Italy’

Photo by Peter Ryle

The beloved Melbourne rockers are back!

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have been doing Melbourne and Australia proud with their increasingly-accessible guitar pop over the last half-decade or so. Signed to lauded US label, Sub Pop, the band have gone on to conquer the world with their crafts, touring and performing festivals all across the globe.

Following the release of a string of EPs and their hugely successful debut album, Hope Downs, the five-piece arise from the coronavirus marsh with their second album, Sideways To New Italy. Set to be released on Friday June 5, the record continues to channel the effervescent guitar melodies they’ve become known for.

Lyrically, the record sees the band’s members chasing individual introspection and the places that inform those feelings. Once again there’s light at the end of the tunnel for Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever; it’s this positivity that’s seen them become one of music’s most endearing outfits.

The New Italy spoken of in the album title refers to the titular village near New South Wales’ Northern Rivers. A small commune of fewer than 200 residents, it was founded by Venetian immigrants in the late-1800s and is a beacon of Italians’ contribution to Australia. Drummer Marcel Tussie calls New Italy home.

The announcement of the album comes alongside the release of a new single, ‘She’s There’.

You can watch the film clip for the new track below:

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s sophomore album, Sideways To New Italy, is out Friday June 5 via Ivy League Records. It’s available for pre-order here.