RVG may have released their debut LP A Quality of Mercy in 2017, but the Melbourne band are still riding the wave of its hook-laden indie-rock.
TIO can exclusively reveal the band has signed with the iconic Fat Possum Records.
The US label, perhaps best known as the home of The Black Keys, Iggy and The Stooges, Modest Mouse, Al Green and Spiritualised, is re-releasing the record in the UK and Europe in July.
The label is leading with a release of the title track, including a 12″ version on May 25. The track, which takes its title from an episode of The Twilight Zone, was born from frontwoman Romy Vager imagining herself in the mind of the Bali Nine.
Watch the video for RVG’s ‘A Quality of Mercy’ below:
RVG are one of Australia’s truly independent success stories. The band released A Quality of Mercy independently in March last year without one promotional peep: no press release, no press photos etc. they let the record do the talking.
The band signed to Lorrae McKenna‘s Our Golden Friend / Island Records in late 2017 before re-releasing the album last October.
Lorrae McKenna, the band’s manager / head of their Australian label, told TIO:
RVG will no doubt dominate the AIR Awards at Adelaide’s Queen’s Theatre on July 26; the band are up for Best Independent Album, Best Independent Single, Breakthrough Independent Artist of the Year and Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album of the Year.
Stream RVG’s A Quality of Mercy below:
RVG have just two more local dates locked in (at The Curtin on Thursday and a team-up with Our Golden Friend on Friday at Melbourne Museum) before kicking off their European tour with UK band Shame.
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