Our Golden Friend are extremely excited to welcome the newest members to their management roster RVG. Hailing from the northern suburbs of Melbourne , RVG — more formally, but less frequently, the Romy Vager Group — self released their sensational debut full-length, A Quality Of Mercy, earlier this year. The LP is an eight-track collection of tight, incisive post-punk/retro-pop infused with a liberal dose of downcast catharsis, confessional lyrics and downright infectious hooks.
The four-piece band is centred on singer-songwriter and namesake Romy Vager, who self-describes her influences as including the likes of the Psychedelic Furs, UK post-punk/neo-psych quartet Soft Boys and Queensland indie icons the Go-Betweens.
Featuring members from The Galaxy Folk, Drug Sweat, Hearing, Gregor and Rayon Moon, the individual musicians are no strangers to the Melbourne scene, and they utilise their experience and talents to sublime effect both on their recorded music and in their incredible live shows, with their individual contributions, including the guitar work of Reuben Bloxham, the bass action of Angus Bell and mad drumming skills of Marc Nolte.
The multi-talented Bell also engineered the album — which shares its name with an episode of The Twilight Zone in the band room at The Tote before mixing it down at The Bank. The album was mastered by Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Total Control).
UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS
Tuesday 20th June @ The Tote, Melbourne
Romy solo supporting Jess Cornelius Residency
Tuesday 18th July @ The Gasometer, Melbourne
Romy solo for Leaps & Bounds "pub n' grub crawl w/ Caroline Kennedy
Saturday 22nd July @ The Croxton Park Hotel, Melbourne
Full band supporting Real Estate
Sunday 23rd July @ The Last Ever Copacobana, Melbourne
Full band with Shouse, Power & Bahdoesa
Saturday 5th August @ Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
Full band supporting Co-headline Gold Class & Peep Tempel