Melbourne’s RVG Sign to Fat Possum

May 2, 2018

 

Melbourne’s RVG have signed to Fat Possum Records. You can listen and pre order their debut track “A Quality of Mercy” HERE – The 12″ released on May 25th is limited to 500 copies pressed onto clear vinyl and is only available from the UK/EU Store

A Quality Of Mercy is an astonishing debut which borrows from the band’s heroes —the Go-Betweens, the Soft Boys, the Smiths— whilst never sounding like homage or pastiche hitting that sweet spot between light and dark, employing guitars both angular and jangling.

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. Their songs, which already sound like classics, 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 and are played with wit, compassion and commitment, evident in singer Romy’s delivery.

Catch them this month playing shows in London, at the Great Escape and touring Europe with Shame (dates below)

09.05.18 – Munich – Orangehouse – w/Shame
11.05.18 – Zurich, CH – Dynamo – w/Shame
12.05.18 – Bologna, ITL – Covo Club – w/Shame
14.05.18 – Barcelona, ES – Sidecar – w/ Shame
15.05.18 – Madrid, ES – La Boite – w/Shame
16.05.18 – London – Scala – w/US Girls
17.05.18 – Brighton – The Great Escape
19.05.18 – Brighton – The Great Escape – The Aussie BBQ
19.05.18 – Brighton – The Great Escape – The Hope & Ruin
20.05.18 – Lille, FR – Aeronef – w/Shame
21.05.18 – Cologne, DE – YUCA – w/Shame
22.05.18 – Brussels,BE – Rotonde – w/ Shame
23.05.18 – Hamburg, DE – Molotow – w/ Shame
25.05.18 – Berlin, DE – Badehaus – w/ Shame