“This album sounds nothing like a debut; it was a born a classic.” – The Guardian, A Quality of Mercy album review
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 it their Album of the Week.
In their short time as a band they have played support slots for bands including: Caroline Kennedy, Gold Class, Scott and Charlene’s Wedding, Real Estate (USA), Terry, Cable Ties, Teeth and Tongue, Peep Tempel, and Future Islands (USA).
RVG showcased at BigSound 2017 and secured a slot at everyone’s spiritual home, Meredith Music Festival in December 2017, as well as showcasing to critical acclaim at South by Southwest in 2018.
Lorrae McKenna (Manager)
THURSDAY 17TH MAY
SATURDAY 19TH MAY
THE AUSSIE BBQ (Dr. Martens Stage)