Friday, May 12, 2017

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Talk Tight

Australian band Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever released a debut EP in 2016.  It opens with the jangly thrills of Wither With You, which comes across like the Go-Betweens with an injection of New York cool.  They sound like they are having a cracking time on the joyful Wide Eyes and Heard You're Moving which zip along nicely.

After the manic pop thrills of the previous four songs, Tender Is The Neck takes the intensity way down with a gorgeous, laid-back number, which adds some of the vulnerability of The Smiths to their jangle fixation.  The EP ends with a flourish on the slightly bored yet cool sounding Career.  With seven tracks of summery guitar goodness here, it's hard to go wrong.