14 Jun 2018
The 4 members of RVG select their favourite tracks from their hometown
RVG play Shacklewell Arms next month and to celebrate we asked each member of the band to select some of their favourite tracks from their hometown. Here's what they picked...
Parsnip - Dummkopf
60's Garage. Song is about the coward punch phenomenon or that is what I have gathered.
Street Hassle - Runaway
Confidently fragile song about being in a shit relationship for too long.
Spotting - Beaut Dads
Ferocious vocals with evil sounding synths.
The Faculty - The Locks
One my favourite bands and with a Devoesque quality. Might be about the guitarist’s beautiful haircuts?
Singing Lessons - Mucking Around
Jagged post punk that will make you jerk ya hips to!
Hexdebt – Bitch Rising
An amazing band with a strong moral compass. I reckon they’ll probably be in the UK next year.
Spike Fuck - Tomorrow We Get Healthy
Spike is a mesmerising performer and a very clever songwriter. I played in her band for a little bit and have learnt so much from her.
Laura Jean - Touchstone
Laura says so much in this song but so subtly that I have to rewind it constantly to consider each line. It’s beautiful. I can’t wait to hear her new album
Body Type – Arrow
We played a gig with Body type last year and they blew us away. They might just be the best band in Sydney right now y’know.
The Newsletters - Stranded
The story in this song has happened to me about 7 times. You think I would’ve learnt my lesson but here we are.
Jess Ribeiro - The Wild
Jess’ first record is a relic. It’s the kind of music that moves around a room like silk. It seems no matter what space I’m in, it always pulls me into the same place.
Exek - Replicate
Sydney/Melbourne hybrid. Refreshing UK post punk/dub vibes.
The Stroppies - Gravity is Stern
Catchy little tunes, gravity is pretty stern. Has that Flying Nun Records feel that Melbourne adopted.
Nun - Uri Geller
Such a good live band, I’m often told I’m a great dancer after their shows. Really looking forward to the next record.
Mikey Young - Socks
Track from Mikey Young’s solo record “your move vol.1” Pretty amazing record, Sounds like harmonia/neu
Taipan Tiger Girls - Now That We Live in Super Chaos
Synthesiser and guitar by Ollie Olsen and Lisa Mackinney and drumming from Mat Watson creates this menacing and unsettling long instrumental track off their second album
Sweet Whirl - Heavy Tackle
Nice dreamy vocals from Sweet Whirl aka Esther Edquist on this track from tape release O.K Permanent Wave
Terry - Take Me to The City
Synchronised vocals and lots of hooks on this track from Melbourne four piece Terry of their recent second album
Mod Con - Get in front Of Me Satan
The closing track on Mod Con's recently released debut LP Modern Convenience
International Velvet – Someday
First single off upcoming debut from Melbourne dream-pop four piece International Velvet