Hailing from Melbourne’s northern suburbs, acclaimed post-punk band RVG have today announced two back to back shows at The Old Bar this February before they head overseas for SXSW, with additional US tour dates to be announced soon. RVG will be playing on Monday 26 February with Parsnip and Tuesday 27 February with Time For Dreams, with tickets on sale now.
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.
Monday 26 Feb with Parsnip
Tuesday 27 Feb with Time For Dreams