“Sick Bug” by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Melbourne’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever share their new video for “Sick Bug,” a stand-out from their freshly released Sub Pop debut, “The French Press” EP. The Joe White-sung rocker, with its effortlessly infectious guitar riff, seems on its surface to be fairly straightforward in theme, but there is tectonic movement beneath the song’s accessible sheen. White explains: “I was reading Richard Flanagan’s Narrow Road To The Deep North and the horror of their situation stayed with me for a long time. I wrote this about how desperately someone could want the simplest of things. The triviality of us dancing around on a tennis court is fully realized.”

The band also recently came off of a successful run of shows at SXSW, with even Jon Pareles of The New York Times naming Rolling Blackouts C.F. as one of 12 notable acts to come out of the festival. The band continues their tour of Australia and head to Europe in September, highlighted by two sold out shows in London.


Fri. April 28 – Brisbane, AUS @ Black Bear Lodge
Sat. April 29 – Byron Bay @ AUS @ The Great Northern
Sun. April 30 – Gold Coast, AUS @ Shark Bar
Thu. May 11 – Melbourne, AUS @ The Tote
Fri. May 12 – Melbourne, AUS @ The Tote (sold out)
Fri. June 2 – Ballarat, AUS @ Karova Lounge
Sat. June 3 – Castlemaine, AUS @ The Bridge Hotel
Sat. Sept 2 – Manchester, UK @ Strange Waves
Sun. Sept 3 – Dorset, UK @ End Of the Road Festival
Mon. Sept 4 – London, UK @ Lexington (sold out)
Tue. Sept 5 – London, UK @ Old Blue Last (sold out)
Wed. Sept 6 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Fri. Sept 8 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
Sat. Sept 9 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
Tue. Sept 12 – London, UK @ Moth Club