Album reviews: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Run the Jewels and Muzz

A second album from Australia’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever brings comparisons to 1980s band the Go-Betweens


Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

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As if proving that classic guitar indie-rock isn’t going to go out of fashion any time soon, Australia’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever deliver a second album (the follow-up to 2018 debut, Hope Downs) that romantically clings to a blueprint laid down by their 1980s compatriots, the Go-Betweens. While comparisons are clear, there are subtle differences throughout; whereas the Go-Betweens largely explored male friendship and ...