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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever release new single "Tidal River"

03 March 2022, 12:48 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have shared a second outing from their Endless Rooms album titled "Tidal River".

After announcing Endless Rooms with the lead single "The Way It Shatters" last month, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have delivered a second cut from the record titled "Tidal River".

Tom Russo says of the release, which is teamed with a Nick Mckk-directed video, ""Tidal River" is a little snapshot of living in a place at a time when it feels like there is no-one at the wheel. If there were a complacency Olympics, Australia would win gold by a mile. In the 'lucky country', the luckiest ones jealously guard their fortune, as if it will disappear if they share it around. There is so much potential to do better, but it sometimes seems like progress is two steps forward, two steps back. "Tidal River" is located in what Europeans named Wilsons Promontory, where the river meets the ocean. It has great significance for the Gunai/Kurnai and Boonwurrung peoples, who call it Yiruk and Wamoon respectively. No matter the struggles and politics that go on, the river keeps churning into the sea."

Endless Rooms is the first Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever album to be self-produced, and will follow 2020's Sideways To New Italy album.

The band adds of the album, "It's almost an anti-concept album. The Endless Rooms of the title reflects our love of creating worlds in our songs. We treat each of them as a bare room to be built up with infinite possibilities."

"Tidal River" is out now. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever's Endless Rooms album will follow on 6 May via Sub Pop, and is available to pre-order now.
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