RVG sign to The Black Keys’ and Iggy Pop’s label – EXCLUSIVE

Written by Poppy Reid on 2nd May, 2018
RVG sign to The Black Keys’ and Iggy Pop’s label – EXCLUSIVE

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 also join fellow Australian band San Cisco on the Fat Possum roster, which also features New Zealand act Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

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 and I are super excited to be working with Sam, Mathew, Stephen and the whole Fat Possum team on the re-release of their debut album.


“Fat Possum have been genuine fans of their music from really early, and I’ve always loved the work that they’ve done, so it’s great to finally make that official,” McKenna added. “The timing couldn’t be better with RVG’s first UK and European tour coming up this month and I for one can’t wait to see where this will take the band on an international level.”



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.

TOUR DATES


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

The article was originally published on The Industry Observer

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