RVG have dropped a new track, ‘Squid’ off their upcoming album, ‘Brain Worms’ set for release on 2nd June via Fire Records. This news follows the band’s intense SXSW festival schedule, to be followed by a UK to tour with Billy Nomates and Julia Jacklin throughout April.
“Squid is a song about going back in time and stepping on a Tiktaalik and then going back to the present but you have the same job, the same problems you had before except you’re a squid. We jammed it on a whim and it ended up coming out really well. I left a large chunk of the lyrics till the last minute, finishing them off in Finsbury Park at 6 in the morning before I could get into the studio and record my vocals.”Romy Vager
‘Squid’ is the second single to be released off the upcoming album, with RVG previously releasing the track ‘Nothing Really Changes‘. The new album was recorded in London at Snap Studios with James Trevascus (Billy Nomates, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, The Goon Sax.) Apparently the band used an acoustic guitar once owned by Kate Bush, given to her by Tears for Fears (who, legend has it, wrote “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” on it) on some tracks.
RVG found critical acclaim with their 2017 debut ‘A Quality of Mercy’, which landed on numerous end-of-year Best Of lists. Their second RVG album ‘Feral‘ was released just as the world was locking down in 2020.
RVG 2023 Live Dates
17 Apr: Tramshed, Cardiff, UK**
19 Apr: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK**
20 Apr: New Century Hall, Manchester, UK**
21 Apr: Stylus, Leeds, UK**
22 Apr: QMU, Glasgow, UK**
24 Apr: Boiler Shop, Newcastle, UK**
25 Apr: O2 Institute 1, Birmingham, UK**
27 Apr: O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK**
28 Apr: CHALK Live, Brighton, UK**
29 Apr: Marble Factory, Bristol, UK
02 May: Supersonic, Paris, France
04 May: V11, Rotterdam, Netherlands
05 May: Haldern Pop Bar, Haldern-Rees, Germany
07 May: Merleyn, Nijmegen, Netherlands
11 May: Fire Showcase, The Rose Hill, Brighton, UK, w/ Islet, THALA & Bas Jan
15 Jun: Rising Festival, The Forum, Melbourne, Australia
*w/ Julia Jacklin
**w/ Billy Nomates
Photo credit: Izzie Austin
Pre-Order ‘Brain Worms’ HERE.