Rolling Coastal Blackout Fever - Talk Tight EP
Just getting their start over the last few years is a new melodic indie band out of Melbourne; a city that has produced some fantastic bands over the last 40 years. Coming off like a cross between Real Estate, Parquet Courts and Courtney Barnett, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever make crafting melody driven indie-pop songs sound easy. Perhaps it’s because the band walks many lines with 4 of the members taking stabs at songwriting and lead vocals. The songs on their debut EP Talk Tight, just reissued on 12” for the first time by their new label Sub Pop, effectively waver from poppy jangle to guitar wielding indie anthems calling to mind the great bands of the 80’s such as The Smiths, The Go-Betweens, Orange Juice and The Field Mice. If you were ever into some of the UK labels from the 80’s such as Postcard or Sarah, you’ll find much to love on Talk Tight.
What might get lost in all the comparisons RBCF are getting is just how instrumentally sound the band is. Even with different songwriting approaches and featured members, everything seems to lie in the perfect place. Dueling guitars weave wiry, but clean passages that lie in perfect concert with the rhythm section’s incessant and snapping presence. They have an effortless approach, clearly.
Sub Pop has already issued another EP earlier this year, The French Press, which features the bands’ newest material so there’s more to lap up if you're down with Talk Tight. Certainly more to come. (Dom)
Check out a track here.