Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Infinite Rooms’
With the summer season virtually right here, a brand new album from Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever is precisely what the physician ordered. On their third album, Infinite Rooms, the Australian five-piece has bottled up a potion of Melbourne sunshine, and it tastes scrumptious.
Whereas there are many tracks on Infinite Rooms that may sound at dwelling on any of their earlier information, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever exhibit a brand new expansive nature to their sound that they’ve by no means beforehand boasted. The event arrives as an additional dimension that they profit enormously from in what can solely be attributed to their evolution as a bunch. In case you believed Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever had been a one-trick pony, suppose once more.
The Aussies have an actual knack for creating an earworm, and if you happen to’re trying to find one other ‘French Press’ or ‘Speaking Straight’, you then’re in luck, however Rolling Blackouts show on Infinite Rooms that they won’t be outlined by these jangly nuggets of serotonin crammed pleasure — although they’ve mastered that format.
The attribute that makes Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever significantly interesting is all the way down to their vocalists, with Fran Keaney, Tom Russo, and Joe White taking it in turns to rotate singing duties. They nonetheless retain a frantic tempo all through their third album, however additionally they permit songs like ‘Dive Deep’ and the titular ‘Infinite Rooms’ to grow to be these spacious, sprawling creations.
Infinite Rooms begins with the atmospheric ‘Pearls Like You’, which options the superbly calming sounds of hen track, and instantly places your thoughts relaxed earlier than the pounding drums of ‘Tidal River’ euphorically erupt.
Rolling Blackouts keep this vitality with the roaring ‘The Manner It Shatters’, which elegantly segues into the slower, melodic ‘Caught Low’, a quantity that finally captures the group in a reflective headspace. It’s a aspect to the band which exhibits their development, and whereas their extra energetic moments stay probably the most riveting, they’re made much more thrilling by the shortage of their quantity.
‘My Echo’, in the meantime, is a twister which blissfully swirls for three-and-a-half minutes and is a classic Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever anthem. On the observe, the band upliftingly sing: “Tomorrow from in one other state, Attempt to paint your self in color, Come on and be a winner, Oh, take one other shot” in a sentiment that may very well be fittingly attributed to the band themselves.
Whereas their first two albums are thrilling listens, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have given extra of themselves than earlier than on Infinite Rooms. On the report, they show their craft isn’t restricted to soundtracking beers on the seashore, and there’s a young coronary heart beneath all of it.