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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever surge through time on “Cameo”

This Friday, June 5, will see the release of Sideways to New Italy, the second album from Australia’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. With it agonisingly close, they’ve given us one final taster with a song called “Cameo”. Fran Keaney says:

“This is a love song. It’s about reaching through time portals. The lyrics were pieced together over about a year like a little puzzle. I found the first pieces in Rushworth, and the last pieces in Darwin.”

By now fans of RBCF are attuned to the perpetual motion of their songs and their wistful lyricism, yet each time they put something out it seems freshly inspired again, and that is true on “Cameo”, which shows off the new horsepower that the band have built into their sound. A song that crackles around the edges and beautifully tumbles with a collective desire to reach for an elusive past, “Cameo” displays the grander, more muscular sound that the band has carefully honed through their mesmeric live performances over the years.

Rolling Blackouts Coasts Fever’s new album Sideways To New Italy comes out this Friday, June 5, on Sub Pop. You can follow the band on Facebook and Twitter. They’ve also rearranged their European tour dates for next year, and you can see those here.