Melbourne band RVG reveal new single and video ‘Christian Neurosurgeon‘ from forthcoming album Feral out April 24th on Fire Records.
The second offering from RVG‘s new album, the new video sees the band donning scrubs and reaching for the scalpels in a Twilight Zone-style spooker.
“It’s a very simple song about cognitive dissonance. It’s not just a song about bagging Christianity,
its more about how we have to hold onto certain ideas to be able to survive, even if they’re not true.” Romy Vager (RVG)
Directed by Caity Moloney and Tom Mannion of Lazy Susan Productions, the video features the band in a dark and twisted, neuro nightmare. Romy Vager plays a brain that won’t die at the hands of drummer Marc Nolte and his faithful assistants, band members Reuban Bloxham and Isabele Wallace.
“The video was very fun to make for us and hopefully the band too – even though we put them in some pretty weird situations. We just embraced the song and went full surgical horror, using hand developed black and white 16mm film so the video feels almost as lo fi as the medical operation RVG are running in it. It was shot by our DOP Jesse Gohier-Fleet, who did an amazing job making every frame as spooky as possible. We’ve watched the video a lot and still laugh every time so thanks to RVG for bringing the comedy gold!” Lazy Susan Productions
Feral is the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2017 debut A Quality of Mercy. RVG perform the tricky alchemy of combining rock’s urgency, punk’s anarchy, and pop’s empathy to create a record that feels vital – a catharsis, a call to arms, and a forthright indictment of contemporary complacency.
Feral was recorded at Head Gap Studios with producer Victor Van Vugt (PJ Harvey, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Beth Orton) and is their eagerly awaited full-length release in three years.
“RVG evoke 80s Australian bands that crammed garage rock cred with sun-dappled hooks, such as Sunnyboys or the Go-Betweens” The Guardian
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