Since their debut A Quality Of Mercy (2017), frontwoman Romy Vager and her bright post-punk act have toured their tushies off (also securing supporting slots with international heavyweights Pixies and Faith No More), while devotees impatienty tapped their ash waiting to hear new material.
The band’s second LP Feral effortlessly build on AQOM’s promise: New Wave flavours lead King Krule-style guitars alongside Vager’s explorations of the tension between spirituality and corporeality (Christian Neurosurgeon, which features the whine of lobotomical drills), the ache to offer one another emotional balm (Help Somebody), and some typically sardonic, relatable disdain (“Let the babe have his bottle/ It’s easier to let you have your way” – Baby Bottle).
Immersive closer Photograph showcases Vager’s endlessly magnetic vocals, and will have your head lolling about on your neck as you bathe in its guitars and deep toms.
Feral by RVG is out April 24 via Our Golden Friend.
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