Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever @ Tramshed, Cardiff

Stella Donnelly
Thursday 26/05/2022
  • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever @ Tramshed, Cardiff
  • Stella Donnelly
  • Date: Thursday 26/05/2022
  • Time: 7.00pm
  • Price: £16
  • Age Restrictions: 14+
  • Venue: Tramshed
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With new record ‘Sideways to New Italy’ out June 5th, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever head out on tour in 2022, with a stop at Tramshed Cardiff!

After years spent looking out at landscapes and loved ones and an increasingly unstable world, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have turned their gaze inward, to their individual pasts and the places that inform them, on their second record, Sideways to New Italy.

The record’s very present geographic identity emerged from the band losing their grip on their own, whether that was through the pressure of touring, the dissolution of relationships, a frustrating distance from their daily lives – or some combination of all three – that came from being slingshotted all over the world, playing sold out headline tours and festivals including Coachella, Governors Ball, Primavera Sound, All Points East and Pitchfork Music Festival.

“We tried to make these little nods to our friends and loved ones, to stay loyal to our old selves,” Russo explains. “I think we were trying to recapture some of the innocent weirdness of our very first recordings,” Keaney adds of the Cool Change chorus. “Which I think we did.” There’s something comforting, too, in knowing the next time they’re buffeted from stage to stage around the world, they’ll be taking the voices of their loved ones with them, building a new totem of home no matter where they end up.