Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - The French Press

"I'm all right if you ask me. But you never do."

So begins the opening track of Rolling Blackouts C.F.'s EP. It's a breezy slice of brilliant indie-rock, that turns and twists effortlessly, filled to the brim with clever wordplay and tantalising guitar hooks. It's summer listening, before the summer has even started. 

'Julie's Place', another obvious highlight moves away from the Parquet Courts-esque opener. Immediately more beach-rock it's nonetheless intelligent, flitting about in a similar, restless manner. Elsewhere 'Fountain Of Good Fortune' sees, "Beauty and technology / In the simple sense amount of history" in a deft stream of consciousness movement with a typically slacker aesthetic.

In the other hands the EP's opening two tracks could overshadow its remainder, but on tracks like 'Fountain Of Good Fortune' it's evident that RBCF are flexing, in turn making clear they're not just 'ones to watch', but a band that are already finding a distinct personality.

8/10

Ben Butler