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Praise for A Quality of Mercy

RRR Album Of The Week
PBS Feature Album
RTR FM Feature Album
"A Quality Of Mercy is a much needed plea for kindness" - The Fader

“RVG evoke 80s Australian bands that crammed garage rock cred with sun-dappled hooks, such as Sunnyboys or the Go-Betweens. What makes these songs so moving is not Vager’s voice itself but her delivery. Her fierceness, her flow and how clear it is she’s singing about what she knows.”
 - Kate Hennessy, The Guardian
"A Quality Of Mercy, 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 Music
"A Quality of Mercy" is the debut album from Melbourne’s RVG, led by songwriter Romy Vager: a powerful LP of emotionally engaging work that draws inspiration from post-punk and new wave pop styles.” – Simon Winkler, RRR
“A Quality of Mercy is the title of RVG’s gripping, post-gothic, charcoal sounding album. Television’s Marquee Moon and Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures are influencing current bands just a Rumours did three years ago”. – Mikey Cahill, The Herald Sun (listed album 7 in 10 ten albums of 2017 so far)
“A Quality of Mercy – the debut album from Melbourne’s RVG, is a collection of sharp, driving pop songs that draw equally from the goth palette of early 4AD and the literary proto-punk of Television.” – Who The Hell
“RVG deliver a world-class first release. Prepare yourself to be thrown back and feel all your feelings.” – Beth AQ, PBS Breakfast Spread

RVG have received an incredible FOUR nominations in this year's AIR Music Awards. Nominations are in the categories of Breakthrough Independent Artist of the YearBest Independent Album or EP (forA Quality of Mercy), Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy, or Punk Album (for A Quality of Mercy), andBest Independent Single (for 'A Quality of Mercy'). Winners will be announced July 26 at the Australian Independent Record Labels Association Awards Ceremony.

RVG – known less formally as the Romy Vager Group – released their acclaimed debut album A Quality of Mercy in 2017. Self-recorded live off the floor at The Tote, and engineered by their bassist Angus Belle, 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, 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). The Fader called the album “a much-needed plea for kindness”  with Triple R calling it “emotionally engaging”, whilst awarding their Album of the Week.


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, Austria
Wednesday 9 May - Orangehouse – Munich, Germany
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
Sunday 29 July - Festival Les Escales – Saint Nazaire, France