Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - 'Sideways To New Italy'

8/10

When Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever released their stunning debut album 'Hope Downs' in 2018, the group were instantly met with a wave of praise and acclaim that saw them become one of the world's biggest new names of that year. With a distinct yet progressive indie-rock sound, the record catapulted them to stardom across the globe, which obviously then led to enormous pressure when it came to creating the record's follow-up. But after just two years to figure out their next direction, they return with 'Sideways To New Italy', a narrative-led collection of captivating works.

Reading about the background of this new LP gives some great context into how it should be listened to. During the writing process, the songwriters in the band Joe White, Fran Keaney and Tom Russo each took it upon themselves to write individual portions of this new release, each aware that the theme should revolve around diverse characters from all around the world. And while many would assume that so many names writing the music would make for a disjointed full-length, they have all managed to deliver music that moves effortlessly alongside one another, making for a thoroughly enjoyable listen.

While it is easy to hear which member has written what throughout 'Sideways To New Italy', the level of healthy competition on their latest offering gives it a more urgent and direct feel than most would have expected. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have proven themselves once again and delivered a strong and memorable return.

More News

Teenage Fanclub deliver new single 'I'm More Inclined'

With their highly-anticipated new album set to land in the coming months, Teenage Fanclub have now released another cut lifted from their forthcoming... 1 hour 54 min ago

Half Waif returns with new single 'Orange Blossoms'

Following on from her highly-praised studio album 'The Caretaker' last year, Half Waif has now returned to share a brand new single. The new track... 3 hours 37 min ago

Bad Sounds collaborate with BROODS on new single 'Move Into Me'

Following up the release of their much-loved EP 'Escaping From A Violent Time Vol. 1' last year, Bad Sounds are kicking off their 2021 with a very... 20 hours 21 min ago

Winona Oak unveils new single 'Winter Rain'

Following the release of her highly-acclaimed EP 'SHE' near the end of last year, Winona Oak has now returned to deliver a brand new single. The... 1 day 20 hours ago

Django Django unveil new single 'Free From Gravity'

With their highly-anticipated new album set to land in just a few weeks, Django Django have now unveiled yet another cut lifted from their... 4 days 20 hours ago

Royal Blood announce new album 'Typhoons'

After returning near the end of last year to share their long-awaited comeback single 'Trouble's Coming', Royal Blood are back once again as they... 5 days 2 hours ago

Billie Eilish teams up with Rosalía on new single 'Lo Vas A Olvidar'

Having spent the last few months releasing fresh and impressive standalone singles, Billie Eilish has now returned once again to share a very special... 5 days 3 hours ago

The Pale White unveil new single 'Confession Box'

Following on from the release of their comeback singles 'Glue' and 'Take Your Time' near the end of last year, The Pale White have now returned once... 5 days 20 hours ago

Low Island announce debut album 'If You Could Have It All Again'

After spending the last few years building up their repertoire of bold and sophisticated indie-pop belters, Low Island have now announced the details... 6 days 2 hours ago