Instead, there were just two guitars, bass, drums. Eight songs. Classic songs. Songs recorded by the band, live off the floor, at Melbourne’s iconic rock’n’roll pub, The Tote. Songs that leant on the band’s heroes —the Go-Betweens, the Soft Boys, the Smiths— whilst never sounding like homage or pastiche. Songs hitting that sweet spot between light and dark, employing guitars both angular and jangling. Songs passionately sung by Romy Vager, the eponymous leader of a band once called, in full, Romy Vager Group.
She committed to playing her first show, in September 2015, launching a tape of solo songs that hadn’t actually been pressed. Angus Bell (Drug Sweat, the Galaxy Folk), Reuben Bloxham (Hearing, Gregor and fellow Bank resident), and Marc Nolte (Rayon Moon), were recruited to be a one-off backing band. But once they’d played together, one time, without saying it, they knew all they were a Group.
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MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Amelia Jenner, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW), Zara Kravchenko , SYN, Melbourne (VIC)
2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Independent Album or Ep (A Quality of Mercy)
2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Independent Single
2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE: Breakthrough Independent Artist Of The Year
2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy Or Punk Album or EP (A Quality of Mercy)
2017 THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Band, Best Emerging Act, Best Album 'A Quality of Mercy', Best Song
2017 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE: Live Voice of the Year (VIC Awards)
|Number Of People In Act||4 Piece|
|State/Territory Artist Is Based In||VIC|
|City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In||Melbourne|
|Taken From The Release Titled||A Quality Of Mercy|
|Copyright Holder's Name||RVG|
|Media Servicing Date||2017-09-11|
|Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners||Yes|
|Artist Official Web Site||https://www.facebook.com/RVGBAND/|
|Artist Social Network Page||https://www.facebook.com/RVGBAND/|
|Online Store Page 1|
|Tour Start Month||2017-10-20|
|Content Provider||Our Golden Friend|