I’m a big fan of RVG, their last album Feral was one of my favourites in 2020, so having a new single in the inbox this morning was a real treat. They deliver 100% too. ‘Nothing Really Changes‘ is a glorious slow-building rock track that glistens with retro synths over a muscular rhythm section. Frontperson Romy Vager is in exultant, brooding and defiant form, nailing the tough and tender approach.
“It started off as a songwriting experiment to write something catchy with an obnoxious riff, a cross between Divinyls and Smoke on the Water. It’s a song about missing someone but protecting yourself from being hurt. We were rehearsing It a lot leading up to recording the album but couldn’t get it to sound right on our own. James really helped us to orchestrate the parts in the studio and make it feel like an RVG song.”
The single comes from the band’s third studio album, Brain Worms – out Friday June 2nd. To coincide with the news, RVG also announce that they have signed to Ivy League Records in Australia and New Zealand, with the album out via Fire Records for rest of world. They will also be playing shows across Australia with Julia Jacklin this month, supporting Billy Nomates throughout the UK and will be showcasing at SXSW in March.
Artist photo by Izzie Austin