MAINLAND BY ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER

Following on from their well-received EP The French Press, Melbourne five-piece Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever return with a new record, portending a full-length LP.

Noted for the slightly dark twist to otherwise perky numbers, Mainland is no different. Inspired by a trip to Sicily, writer Tom Russo says “I was reading about a refugee crisis unfolding not far away in the Mediterranean Sea. The song is about longing, disillusionment, privilege and holding on to love as a kind of shield.” And all that is wrapped up in a kind of jangle-pop that falls somewhere between Teenage Fanclub and Crowded House.

Get Mainland here. Find them on Facebook.

words by @johnnydobbo

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