“a passionate expression of identity and desire.” – LA Weekly
“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 have premiered the special and raw music video for ‘Eggshell World’ on LA Weekly today, as they wrap up their inaugural USA tour which included multiple SXSW showcases and shows at Rough Trade NYC and The Bootleg in LA. Taken from their acclaimed debut album A Quality of Mercy, ‘Eggshell World’ shows singer Romy Vager in a single take, singing of her desire to split herself into two separate people to appease those around her.
RVG – Romy Vager (vocals, guitar), Reuben Bloxham (guitar), Angus Belle (bass), Marc Nolte (drums), 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 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 Album, Best Song, Best Band and Best Emerging Act. RVG have since signed with Isla Angus at ATC Live for bookings in the UK/EU and Lucy Beach at Paradigm for North America, and are touring the UK and Europe this May with UK band Shame.
UPCOMING RVG SHOWS
Thursday 17 May – Great Escape Festival – Brighton UK
(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