Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have shared “The Hammer” and it’s a loping track that quietly builds to a twangy guitar riff. It’s just ok and that’s ok. Perhaps I need to listen to “The Hammer” over and over again until it burrows itself into my brain. Maybe “The Hammer” is just kind of there? These are decisions that you’ll have to make for yourself as I’ve said my piece on “The Hammer.”


Just days away from the release of their highly-anticipated debut album Hope Downs – out Friday June 15 via Sub Pop Records, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever today announce their biggest headline tour to date. The monolithic Hope Downs World Tour will see the Melbourne outfit traverse the globe across four months playing to fans in the USA, Canada, Australia, the UK, and Europe and will include sets at Lowlands (Netherlands), Pukklepop (Belgium) with more to be announced. In celebration of the news, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have dropped a surprise slice from their album in the form of closing track, “The Hammer” to follow the already stellar tracks “Mainland,” “Talking Straight,” and “An Air Conditioned Man” we’ve been treated to so far.

It’s been an incredibly busy few months for Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. Between taking out the coveted Australian Levi’s Music Prize and being announced on this year’s Splendour in the Grass, the five-piece have filled their time touring across North America, the UK and Europe playing sold out headline shows (many of which on their first time through the city) and performances at some of the world’s biggest music festivals including Coachella, The Great Escape, Primavera, Shaky Knees and more.

Current radio single “Talking Straight” is also shining at radio, with support from the likes of SiriusXM, KEXP, and KCRW in the States, triple j in Australia, and BBC 6 Music & BBC Radio 1 in the UK.


ROLLING BLACKOUTS C.F. TOUR DATES (New North American Dates Added)

Wed. June 6 – Birmingham, UK @ The Hare & Hounds
Thu. June 7 – Guildford, UK @ Boileroom
Fri. June 8 – Porto, PT @ Primavera Sound
Mon. June 11 – Harlden, DE @ Haldern Pop Festival
Sun. July 22 – North Byron Parklands, AU @ Splendour in the Grass
Sat. Aug. 4 – Katowice, PL @ Off Festival
Tue. Aug. 7 – Aarhus, DK @ Tape
Wed. Aug. 8 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumperhuset
Fri. Aug. 10 – St. Gallen, CH @ Sur Le Lac Festival
Sat. Aug. 11 – Rees-Haldern, DE @ Haldern Pop Festival
Mon. Aug. 13 – Munich, DE @ Milla
Tue. Aug. 14 – Luxembourg, LU @ Rotondes
Thu. Aug. 16 – Trondheim, NO @ Pstereo Festival
Fri. Aug. 17 – Bigginghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
Sat. Aug. 18 – Kiewit, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
Sun. Aug. 19 – Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival
Tue. Aug. 21 – Dublin, IE @ Whelans
Sat. Aug. 25 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Mon. Aug. 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Tue. Aug. 28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Thu. Aug. 30 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
Fri. Aug. 31 – Vancouver, BC@ Fox Cabaret
Sat. Sep. 1 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
Mon. Sep. 3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Wed. Sep. 5 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Fri. Sep. 7 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Sat. Sep. 8 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Mon. Sep. 10 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
Tue. Sep. 11 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Wed. Sep. 12 – Montreal, QC @ Le Ministère
Thu. Sep. 13 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Fri. Sep. 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Sat. Sep. 15 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Mon. Sep. 17 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Thu. Sep. 27 – Brisbane, AU @ Brisbane Festival
Fri. Sep. 28 – Sydney, AU @ Factory Theatre
Sat. Sep. 29 – Wollongong, AU @ Yours & Owls
Fri. Oct. 5 – Perth, AU @ Rosemount
Sat. Oct. 6 – Adelaide, AU @ Jive Bar
Fri. Oct.12 – Geelong, AU @ Workers Club
Sat. Oct.13 – Melbourne, AU @ Corner Hotel
Fri. Oct. 19 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy 2
Sun. Oct. 21 – Leeds, UK @ Stylus
Tue. Oct. 23 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
Wed. Oct. 24 – Portsmouth, UK @ Wedgwood Rooms
Thu. Oct. 25 – Oxford, UK @ 02 Academy
Mon. Oct. 29 – London, UK @ Koko
Sat. Nov. 3 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
Sun. Nov. 4 – Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje
Wed. Nov. 7 – Oslo, NO @ John Dee
Thu. Nov. 8 – Stockholm, SE @ Nalen
Fri. Nov. 9 – Lund, SE @ Mejeriet
Tue. Nov. 13 – Cologne, DE @ MTC