Melbourne’s RVG return with “Alexandra”, the first taste of new music since the band’s debut album. Following their instant classic album A Quality of Mercy from 2017, “Alexandra” is a raw and lucid meditation on the personal and the political.
The video for "Alexandra", directed by Triana Hernandez, is premiering now at The Fader. Read the full writeup HERE.
"For listeners who have been waiting with bated breath for new RVG, “Alexandra” will be a worthy payoff; the song... maintains the band’s raw energy while adding newfound depth and sheen. RVG are as tight and compelling as ever, Vager’s evocative howl underscored by instrumentation that’s powerful without overpowering. There are few voices in indie rock as magnetic as Vager’s."
- The Fader
"Alexandra" has its Beats 1 premiere tonight with Matt Wilkinson. Listen live from 8pm AEDT HERE.
"Alexandra" is available on limited edition 7-inch vinyl, with only 200 copies available, and features a previously unheard B-Side, a cover of John Cale's "Dying on the Vine". The 7-inch is available now to pre-order.
The band will launch "Alexandra" at Howler next Friday, 24th May, and tickets are already sold out. They then head straight to the US and Canada to support Rolling Blackouts C.F. on their biggest US tour to date. RVG will play headline shows in New York on May 30 and San Diego on June 13. Details and ticket links are here.
RVG’s lyricist Romy Vager describes “Alexandra” as a song which came together quickly, but which felt like it uncompromisingly needed to be recorded. The song details a story of personal oppression at the hands of one’s community, and is an allegory for the broader oppression marginalised people are subjected to. Vager feels an immense personal connection to this subject matter, one which can be heard in the sheer intensity of her vocal delivery: this is a song extremely close to her heart.
“Alexandra” was recorded at Head Gap studios with Victor Van Vugt (PJ Harvey, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Beth Orton). Internationally renowned, Van Vugt currently resides in Berlin, Germany and travelled to Melbourne to work with RVG. “Alexandra” is the first release from RVG in two years: assured, raw, and unashamed, “Alexandra” promises an exhilarating new era for RVG.