RVG shares new single “Midnight Sun”

RVG shares new single "Midnight Sun"
RVG by Nick McKinlay.

Melbourne post-punk band RVG has shared a new single, “Midnight Sun,” along with a video directed by Oscar O’Shea. It comes from their new album, Brain Worms, out June 2nd on Fire Records.

A“Midnight Sun” deals with matters of disbelief, and what it feels like to live in a culture that often prefers to argue about semantics rather than save the world from burning. The video shows Vager singing the track during a house party, as its attendees continue to obliviously converse.

Vager elaborates on the track: “I wrote this around the time of the Australian bushfires in 2019 when it felt like everything precious about this country was being destroyed by climate change. There were all these talking heads trying to play down how much of a disaster it was, instead focusing on how much they hate immigrants or queer people. I thought – the world is literally on fucking fire and this is what you choose to use your platform on? The song is contrasting these two things, and how sick we are ideologically that we can’t identify what real problems are.”

Brain Worms was recorded in London at Snap Studios with James Trevascus (Billy Nomates, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, The Goon Sax). The band say they’ve “moved past their influences, pushed themselves, and tried new things.”

Pre-order Brain Worms here.

RVG Tour Dates:
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)
Tue. May 2 – Paris, FR @ Supersonic
Thu. May 4 – Rotterdam, NL @ V11
Fri. May 5 – Haldern-Rees, DE @ Haldern Pop Bar
Sun. May 7 – Nijmegen, NL @ Merleyn
Thu. May. 11 – Brighton, UK @ The Rose Hill
Sun. May 14 – London, UK @ Colours Hoxton
Thu. June 8 – Sydney, AUS @ Phoenix Central Park
Fri. July 21 – Yelgun, AUS @ North Byron Parklands


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