She’s There – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever: DJ Pick of The Week

RBCF Band photo
Photographer: Peter Ryle

Dan’s DJ Pick of The Week! 

This week’s DJ pick comes from Melbourne band, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. The single “She’s There” comes from their brand new second studio album, Sideways to New Italy. This sophomore album has the same beloved soft punk/rock sound of their first, but with a grittier feel. The band is composed of three alternating singer/guitarist Tom Russo, Fran Keaney, Joe White, alongside bassist Joe Russo and drummer Marcel Tussie.

What makes this band so unique is that each member plays an integral role, there is no “face” or star; each person gets a hand in songwriting or making the euphoric melodies. It is evident that this collaborative effort has made huge waves in the Australian music scene, Sideways to New Italy is number four on the Australian charts this week!  

“She’s there” starts with a very guitar-heavy riff that’s reminiscent of The War On Drugs mixed with a bit of Allah-Las. This single is some of RBCF’s best work because it is not only catchy but has insane instrumentation. The three dueling guitarists give the band such an unforgettable sound and different edge than most in the indie rock scene.

This album from start to finish flows so seamlessly; you don’t ever want it to end. Despite this record being a heavy rock hit from start to finish, it only clocks in at 39 minutes. Which ,at first, seems frustrating, but really it just makes you want to listen to it again. With each listen, there is a riff or a chord change you might not have picked up on before. Sideways to New Italy highlights how the band has matured over the last two years. STNY shows RBCF’s uncanny ability to blend layers of guitars over hypnotizing melodies.  

Tune into 100.1 FM or to hear “She’s There” by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Thunder featured as Dan’s DJ Pick of the Week. We want to hear your thoughts, too! Tweet at us with #L100DJPick to tell us if we should keep spinning the record.

written by Madison Sharp