Music by Bergman: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Rolling Blackouts CF, as they are sometimes known, as if they were a sports team, did a test “Find out what guitar band you would be” and they got The Go-Betweens. They did it again and the result was The Bats. And the third time, The Chills. Being indie in the antipodes was too heavy. They were never going to be The Feelies, although they strum 6, 12 and even 18 strings with the same gusto and a skilful right hand. Anyway, the Melbourne quintet was happy with the other results. Jangle, kiwi, indie… they feel represented by all of these pop traditions. Although this is, in fact, straight up pop. Because Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever remind us that it is called pop because “music that makes you walk through life with a smile on your face, thinking that everything will be all right” is far too long.

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