Verge Loves: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever “Read My Mind”

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Australian indie rock band Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever is a five-piece act whose sunny guitars and stamp-your-feet rhythm walk in lock-step with pensive commentary on everything from love to the ways their country and it’s people have changed. Hailing from Melbourne, the band recently released it’s latest 7-inch record titled “In the Capital” through record label Sub Pop. Alongside the release, Rolling Blackouts C.F. launched an intense new video for the record’s B-side, their latest single “Read My Mind”.

The sobering visual was directed by acclaimed Australian photographer Warwick Baker and edited by Bill Irving. The band had this to say: “We gave the song to our close friend Baker, a respected Australian photographer, to interpret visually.” 

Baker elaborated on the filming process: “I hoped to observe and document the spectacle of the rodeo, focusing on the performers rather than the audience. Being a vegetarian I found the event confronting, but wanted to document the theatre and ritual of the rodeo without glorifying or condemning it.”

The release of “Read My Mind” comes as the band go from strength to strength, to say 2018 was a big year for Rolling Blackouts C.F. is an understatement. The release of the band’s lauded debut album ‘Hope Downs’ – which featured singles such as “An Air Conditioned Man” and “Mainland” saw them reach new heights. The record quickly became one of the most acclaimed albums of the year, appearing in many sought after Best of 2018 lists, coming in at #5 on Rough Trade’s Albums of the Year list, #3 on MOJO’s Album of the Year List and was named MOJO‘s Debut Album of the Year.

So when can I see them?

The five-piece are bringing their rumbling, atmospheric live show to the UK this July, to showcase the best of their latest release and the absolutely cracking “Hope Downs”. Their broader European tour kicks off on July 3rd in Denmark before making it’s way over to the British Isles on July 9th at Invisible Wind Factory in Liverpool. The tour includes dates all across the UK, including festival appearances at Latitude in Suffolk and Deer Shed in Thirsk.

You can find out more about Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever via their Facebook and Twitter, and you can give all their tunes a listen via Spotify and iTunes.