Melbourne’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever reveal new single Cars in Space ahead of their sophomore album, Getintothis’ Matthew Loughlin is on board.
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have released a brand new single, Cars in Space and an accompanying video as a teaser to their as-yet-untitled follow up to 2018’s Hope Downs.
Cars in Space is a bright, expansive slice of passionate guitar pop filled with meandering interludes marked by the band’s trademark interlocking lead vocal lines.
The song is immediately recognisable as vintage Rolling Blackouts with enough variation to hint at possible new territories – is that a trumpet in the mix?!
Speaking of the track, the band’s Fran Keaney said: “In my head this song is set inside a car. It’s the swirling words and thoughts before a break-up.”
Accompanying the single is a sun-drenched video, directed by Nick Mckk alongside co-director Julia Jacklin, which sees a uniformed, all white shirts and black trousers, Rolling Blackouts playing on top of old cars and even, whisper it, dancing along.
The single is released on the eve of a mammoth tour that sees the band support Pixies and takes in three UK dates.
The band head to the UK/EU for a string of festivals including Primavera Sound (Barcelona), All Points East (London), Neighbourhood Weekender (Warrington), Immergut (Germany), and Best Kept Secret in the Netherlands.
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever tour dates:
Feb 14th | Perth, AU – Perth Festival
Mar 1st | Brisbane, AU – Nine Lives Festival
Mar 14th | Sydney, AU – Sydney Opera House (supporting Pixies)
Mar 15th | Sydney, AU – Sydney Opera House* (supporting Pixies)
Mar 18th | Melbourne, AU – Brunswick Music Festival
Mar 28th | Bambra, AU – Meadow Festival
May 22nd | Madrid, ES – Tomavista Festival
May 23rd | London, UK – All Points East Festival
May 24th | Warrington, UK – Neighbourhood Festival
May 26th | Edinburgh, UK – The Liquid Room
May 30th | Neustrelitz, DE – Immergut
June 1st | Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound
June 10th | Bergen, NO – Bergenfest
June 12th | Porto, PT – NOS Primavera Sound
June 13th | Hilvarenbeek, NL – Best Kept Secret