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RVG - A Quality of Mercy, Vinyl LP

RVG - A Quality of Mercy, Vinyl LP


RVG - A Quality of Mercy, Vinyl LP

When RVG first self-released their debut LP, 'A Quality Of Mercy,' there was no press release. No one sheet. No music video. No proper band photo. No image to uphold. No narrative to forward.

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.

All of the songs on A Quality Of Mercy find Vager trying to move beyond ego, beyond the simple confessional of the songwriter, hoping to find perspective on both world and self. In such, these songs are at once personal and universal, intimate and grand, timely and timeless.

They're classic songs. And there's eight of them. Adding up to a perfectly-formed debut that says so much, yet gets out in under half-an-hour.Track Listing:

Track Listing:

Side A:

  1. A Quality Of Mercy

  2. Cause And Effect

  3. IBM

  4. Heart Paste

Side B:

  1. The Eggshell World

  2. Vincent Van Gogh

  3. Feral Beach

  4. That's All

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