Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – “Tidal River”
Early in February, we got the good news that Aussie rockers Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever planned to release a new studio album, Endless Rooms, in May. They shared “The Way It Shatters” at the time, and today they’ve released a follow-up single and video for “Tidal River,” directed by Nick Mckk.
Here’s what Tom Russo has to say about “Tidal River”:
“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.
Listen and watch “Tidal River” below.
Endless Rooms is out 5/6 via Sub Pop. Pre-order it here.