Australia’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have released a new single/video, “My Echo,” from their newly released album, “Endless Rooms.” Following first two singles, “The Way It Shatters” and “Tidal River,” “My Echo” is a guitar-driven earworm about being surrounded by phone screens, computer screens, tv screens, paranoia and loss of time and place,” says RBCF‘s Fran Keaney. “The album recording is pretty faithful to the very first rough recording. Most of Tom’s leads were improvised but they became the DNA of the song.”
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever is Fran Keaney, Joe White, Marcel Tussie and brothers Tom and Joe Russo. Following 2020’s “Sideways To New Italy,” “Endless Rooms” is a testament to the collaborative spirit and live power of the band, and is them “doing what we do best: chasing down songs in a room together.” “Endless Rooms” is the band’s most cinematic, stylistically diverse and ambitious album yet. Self-produced by the band with Matt Duffy, and mixed by Scott Horscroft (DMA’S, Silverchair, The Presets), the new album pulls back the curtain on what Rolling Blackouts C.F. can achieve, revealing a wider screen, deeper narrative currents, more confident shades, and an excitement at letting their tumbling brand of ragged, nervy pop wander and breathe.
It’s that hope that’s seen Rolling Blackouts C.F. join an Australian lineage of bands bold enough to marry the country’s evocative landscapes with the urban romance, passions and politics of its characters. Matched with a worldly perspective afforded by constant touring, the whiplash of it coming to a halt, and the inherent longing in trying to make sense of it, Rolling Blackouts C.F. have unlocked their most compelling artistic statement yet. “We were almost going to call this album self-titled,” says Russo. “But we called it Endless Rooms because we work best thinking of each song as its own bare room or universe to build. Somehow, it all hangs together.”