RVG Announce New Album Brainworms

RVG have announced their New album Brainworms. The Australian band's full-length drops on June 2, 2023 via Fire Records and DSPs
RVG photo by Izzie Austin

RVG will release its new album, Brain Worms, on June 2nd via Fire Records (Black Lips, Lemonheads). Today, they have shared lead single/video, “Nothing Really Changes.” Named for the hyper-recognizable experience of each day bearing witness to a world of private obsessions being aired out in the infinite.

The band includes Reuben Bloxham (guitar), Marc Nolte (drums), and Isabele Wallace (bass) and singer Romy Vager. Recorded in London at Snap Studioswith James Trevascus (Billy Nomates, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, The Goon Sax).

“Nothing Really Changes” is a keys-heavy new-wave track that “started off as a songwriting experiment to write something catchy with an obnoxious riff, a cross between Divinyls and ‘Smoke on the Water,’” Vager says. “It’s a song about missing someone but protecting yourself from being hurt.”

The accompanying video was directed by Hayden Somerville at the Rippon Lea Estate. “The words and music painted this haunted manor world in my head,” says Somerville. “A lifeless body represents a past relationship so nicely, while also acting as a fantastic listener for Romy. I think it’s all very therapeutic.” Vager adds, “This new record has been about taking risks so I really put myself outside of my comfort zone to make it work. I’m really proud of what we’ve made, the video compliments the melodrama and playfulness of the track perfectly.”

“Hype is scary. After two years of COVID it felt like the hype had gone down so we were able to just do stuff,” says Vager. “This time around we were like, this is what we’re doing, we’re taking control, we’re taking risks, and we’re going to make an album that sounds big so that when we hear it on the radio we want to hear it again. If we could only make one more album, it would be this one.”

Brain Worms
Fire Records

1. Common Ground
2. Midnight Sun
3. It’s Not Easy
4. Tambourine
5. Brain Worms
6. You’re The Reason
7. Squid
8. Giant Snake
10. Nothing Really Changes
11. Tropic of Cancer

RVG 2023 Tour Dates:

Mon. Feb. 25 – Sydney, AUS @ The Enmore Theatre (w/ Julia Jacklin)
Sun. Feb. 26 – Brisbane, AUS @ The Tivoli (w/ Julia Jacklin)
Tue. Feb. 28 – Melbourne, AUS @ The Forum (w/ Julia Jacklin)
Wed. Mar. 1 – Melbourne, AUS @ The Forum (w/ Julia Jacklin)
Sun. Mar. 5 – Adelaide, AUS @ Hindley St Music Hall (w/ Julia Jacklin)
Fri. Mar. 10-Sun. Mar. 19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mon. Apr. 17 – Cardiff, UK @ Tramshed (w/ Billy Nomates)
Wed. Apr. 19 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms (w/ Billy Nomates)
Thu. Apr. 20 – Manchester, UK @ New Century Hall (w/ Billy Nomates)
Fri. Apr. 21 – Leeds, UK @ LUU-Stylus (w/ Billy Nomates)
Sat. Apr. 22 – Glasgow, UK @ QMU (w/ Billy Nomates)
Mon. Apr. 24 – Newcastle, UK @ Boiler Shop (w/ Billy Nomates)
Tue. Apr. 25 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute Birmingham (w/ Billy Nomates)
Thu. Apr. 27 – London, UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town (w/ Billy Nomates)
Fri. Apr. 28 – Brighton, UK @ CHALK Live (w/ Billy Nomates)
Sat. Apr. 29 – Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory (w/ Billy Nomates)

Pre-order Brainworms by RVG HERE


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