Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever announce Sideways to New Italy, out June 5th

by Woody on April 1, 2020

Photo Credit: Peter Ryle

Five cool fellas from Australia are set to release their sophomore album, Sideways to New Italy on June 5th via the fine folks at Sub Pop. Everything they have released has been awesome. So it should come as no surprise when I tell you that the first single, She’s There, is pretty awesome. Here’s some info from the PR team.

The album is inspired by New Italy – a village near New South Wales’s Northern Rivers – the area Tussie is from. A blink-and-you’ll-miss-it pit-stop of a place with fewer than 200 residents, it was founded by Venetian immigrants in the late-1800s and now serves as something of a living monument to Italians’ contribution to Australia, with replica Roman statues dotted like souvenirs on the otherwise rural landscape.

“I wanted to write songs that I could use as some sort of bedrock of hopefulness to stand on, something to be proud of,” says Keaney. “A lot of the songs on the new record are reaching forward and trying to imagine an idyll of home and love.” This is the bulk of Sideways to New Italy, which boasts love songs, and familiar voices and characters, grounding the band’s stories in their personal histories.

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