RVG drop the ‘IBM’ music video and release full US & SXSW dates + touring Europe with Shame (UK)

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“There’s a reason why RVG are one of the most outstanding Melbourne bands around; something effortless in being on stage, something magical in frontwoman Romy’s voice. Guitars shimmer behind powerful vocals, surging with the urgency of 80’s new wave.” – The AU Review

Acclaimed post-punk band RVG are excited to drop the music video for ‘IBM’, taken from their stunning debut album A Quality of Mercy, and release their full international tour dates including SXSW, showcases in LA and NYC, and a European tour with UK band Shame. Full tour dates are below. TonightRVG will play their third sold out show at The Old Bar in Melbourne, with support from Spotting, in what will be their final headline show in Australia before flying overseas.

The video for 'IBM' shows the band performing in a big white room, before breaking off into a date between a man (played by drummer Marc Nolte) and his old computer, which otherwise would have been really quite romantic. Watch the video for ‘IBM’ hereOn the new single, singer and guitarist Romy Vager shares: "IBM is a song about someone falling in love with someone who is very obviously an old computer. I wanted to write something that was similar to something Robyn Hitchcock would write in that it makes a relatable point but does it from a ridiculous angle. One of the samples you can hear is the sound of a dentist drill. A few of our friends have said that when they listen to the song it makes their teeth itch, which was the plan.” 
RVG – Romy Vager (vocals, guitar), Reuben Bloxham (guitar), Angus Belle (bass), Marc Nolte (drums) and known less formally as the Romy Vager Group – deliver a refreshing kind of honesty and intelligence that you don’t hear in your everyday garage band. Hailing from Melbourne’s northern suburbs, they released their acclaimed debut album A Quality of Mercy in 2017 which was self-recorded live off the floor at The Tote. The eight songs on A Quality of Mercy traverse through the myth of the tortured artist, the isolation of being trans, falling in love with a computer (on ‘IBM’) and the feeling of awaiting your fate on death row. Each song is played with wit, compassion and commitment, evident in singer Romy’s delivery, her “fierceness, her flow, and how clear it is she’s singing about what she knows” (The Guardian).

They four-piece signed with Our Golden Friend / Island Records who re-released their album in October, which led into a much-hyped BIGSOUND set and four nominations at The Age Music Victoria Awards – for Best AlbumBest SongBest Band and Best Emerging Act. Their set at Meredith Music Festival was one of the most talked about over the weekend, and they went on to support Camp Cope, and then Future Islands, at The Forum – one of, if not the most iconic venue in Melbourne. RVG have since signed with Isla Angus at ATC Live for bookings in the UK/EU and Lucy Beach at Paradigm for North America.



Wednesday 28 February – The Old Bar, Melbourne  w/ Spotting SOLD OUT
Tuesday 13 March – Felt Records SXSW Showcase @ Baraccuda
Thursday 15 March – SXSW Rock Showcase @ 720 Club
Friday 16 March – OGF x Sounds Australia SXSW Day Party @ Australia House / Lucille’s Patio Lounge
Saturday 17 March –Australian Showcase with Nine Mile Touring @ Gingerman
Monday 19 March – Our Golden Friend showcase @ Rough Trade, NYC
Wednesday 28 March – Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles
(all dates w/ Shame)
Monday 7 May  – Café V Lese, Prague, Czech Republic
Tuesday 8 May - Chelsea – Vienna AT
Friday 11 May – Dynamo – Zurich, Switzerland
Saturday 12 May - Covo Club – Bologna, Italy
Monday 14 May – Sidecar – Barcelona, Spain
Tuesday 15 May - La Boite – Madrid, Spain
Sunday 20 May – Aeronef – Lille, France
Monday 21 May – YUCA – Cologne, Germany
Tuesday 22 May - Rotonde – Brussels, Belgium
Wednesday 23 May – Molotow – Hamburg, Germany
Friday 25 May - Badehaus – Berlin, Germany
Saturday 26 May - Strom – Munich, Germany