Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Make Their Montreal Debut

Header photo by Jamieson Moore

By: Sun Noor

Rolling Blackouts C.F. by Sun Noor

After a three-year wait, the Australian five-piece indie rock band Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever finally brought their melodic and guitar driven sounds to Montreal’s Le Ministère last night and it was truly an unforgettable gig. Despite having various artists such as Car Seat Headrest, Interpol and Sunflower Bean as well as Sales scheduled to play on the same day and roughly around the same time had me running around the city in order to make the most of my night, I made it to the venue on time to catch RBCF’s set. The venue was quickly filled as soon as the opening band Deeper started playing and there were more and more people coming in throughout the duration of there set. There was most probably a full house leading up to RBCF’s set. In fact, I was also greeted by some of my friends who lived in Quebec as well as a few Aussies who were equally anticipating the band’s first Montreal performance.

There was this element of togetherness and positive energy radiating throughout the show among everyone, given the fact that everyone was essentially brought together over music, which is quite essential in a times of chaos where it seems as though all hope has drowned. It appeared as though most of our worries faded away temporarily as we were busy singing along and dancing. Interestingly, the band wrote the record at a time of chaos and the concept of finding a light in times of utter darkness is quite relevant. Despite playing for a generous amount of time, RBCF truly left the crowd wanting more and looking forward to having them back in the city sooner.

Last night’s set list consisted of:

  • Hammer
  • Clean State
  • Wither With you
  • Sister’s Jeans
  • Julie’s Place
  • Sick Bug
  • An Air Conditioned Man
  • Exclusive Grave
  • Ballerine
  • Time in Common
  • Mainland
  • Fountain
  • French Press
  • Colours Run (Encore)
  • Wide Eyes (Encore)

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