Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are an Australian collective whose windtunnel and whipsmart indie rock has been gradually blowing its way around the world over the past couple of years with the release of a couple of fantastic EPs, which even garnered them a record deal with Seattle's Sub Pop. In January they released 'Mainland' as a statement of intent for 2018, and today they have revealed the details of their debut album, as well as releasing a new song and video 'Talking Straight'.

RBCF's debut album will be called Hope Downs and comes out on June 15th. It's largely based on the idea of being a small person in a big world, as band leader Joe White explains: "The concept came about when I heard someone talking about the possibility of us, humans, being alone in the universe, and how sad that would be. The idea in this song is that we might be lonely, but we could be lonely together."

'Talking Straight' gives you an entry point to that restless loneliness, opening with our singer waiting for his the sound of his friend's car on the driveway telling him she's returned home. This thread is then yanked along by RBCF's propulsive gait, and the thoughts move into deeper, more introspective areas, until we're "deeper down the well and hopeless." The hook and the driving force of 'Talking Straight' comes from the dynamic bridge, where White questions "I wanna know where the silence comes from/ where space originates." The frustration is converted into blissful kinetic energy as RBCF wheel around with their aerodynamic rock, leading into a fist-pump inducing guitar solo and a skilful return to 'Talking Straight''s smooth and barbed chorus. When all's done at the song's conclusion, you feel like youve been tugged down a wormhole and back, with your frustrations amplified and the need to get out and do something firmly embedded in your mind.

You can listen to the song, along with its video of the five men playing the song in a room filled with disco balls, below.

Hope Downs comes out June 15th through Sub Pop and can be pre-ordered here. They'll also be heading to UK and EU shores throughout the summer at the following dates:

May 17th | The Great Escape, Brighton, UK
May 18th | Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
May 20th | CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK
May 21st | Gorilla, Manchester, UK - SOLD OUT
May 22nd | Electric Ballroom, London, UK
May 24th | Point Ephemere, Paris, FR
May 26th | London Calling at Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
May 27th | Vera, Groningen, NL
May 28th | Molotow, Hamburg, GER
May 29th | Lido, Berlin, GER
May 31st | AB Club, Brussels, BEL
Jun 3rd | Primavera, Barcelona, ES
Jun 5th | The Horn, St Albans, UK
Jun 6th | The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK
Jun 7th | The Boileroom, Guildford, UK
Jun 8th | Primavera, Porto, PT
Aug 11th | Haldern Pop Festival, Rees-Haldern, DE
Aug 16th | Pstereo Festival, Trondheim, NO
Aug 17th | Lowlands Festival, Bigginghuizen, DE
Aug 18th | Pukkelpop, Kiewit, BE
Aug 19th | Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, UK