Products / Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
(Alternative/indie) This, the Melbourne band's debut, is a real guitar album. Not in the sense that it’s filled with virtuoso solos – it’s not. It’s more that guitar is celebrated on Hope Downs. From whirring bends sat hauntingly in the mix, to upfront thrashing of jangling chords, this is music that loves the vast range of tones a guitar can work through, and it uses them to the full. Highlight track: 'Talking Straight'