“French Press” by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever is yet another noteworthy act to emerge from Melbourne, Australia’s diverse music scene. The band gained initial fame with its self-assured 2015 EP Talk Tight, and has further impressed with this year’s follow-up EP The French Press — which includes our Song of the Day, “French Press.”

For the uninitiated, it’s is a perfect introduction to Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s sound — featuring propulsive rhythms and jangly guitar riffs, with engaging lyrics from a trio of songwriters (Fran Keaney, Tom Russo and Joe White). According to a Sub Pop press release, “French Press” is about a Skype call between two brothers:

“…one gallivanting overseas, the other sitting in tedious comfort in some air-conditioned office. The freedom of one, having cast off physical and emotional ties and wrestling with liberation versus feeling lost, versus the grim routine – but also security – of the latter, all pivoting on a series of double meanings.”