Melbourne's RVG are today excited to announce their first Australian headline show since returning from the USA. The band will play a very special show in their hometown of Melbourne at The Curtin Bandroom on Thursday 3rd of May immediately before they head overseas again this time bound for the UK & Europe. The band will be joined by special guests Taipan Tiger Girls and Sweet Whirl. With no pre-sales, you'll have to eagerly get yourself to The Curtin on May 3rd as tickets will only be available on the door.
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RVG took their music overseas for the first time last month at Austin's SXSW, where they undoubtedly left an impression playing gripping showcases to packed-out rooms. Continuing on with their shimmering streak, this week RVG were announced as being nominated for four AIR Awards. In less than a month the band will support UK upstarts Shame on their 13 date European tour as well as playing The Great Escape Festival in Brighton.
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.
RVG signed with Our Golden Friend 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. 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. All this growing from a band whose first release of their debut album came with no photo, no press release, no plan.
Together, RVG – Romy Vager (vocals, guitar), Reuben Bloxham (guitar), Angus Belle (bass), Marc Nolte (drums) – deliver a refreshing kind of honesty and intelligence that you don’t hear in your everyday garage band.