Release CD Your Head On A Stick

Not being able to present our new record to you is hard… But the band & Polderrecords decided that the album will be released on Dec, 17th as a CD! 

Live-wise we’ll have to wait and see what’s going to be possible the upcoming months. We do want to plan a releaseshow somehow but there are a lot of questions to be answered first… 

We can only say that supporting us through buying our record on CD would be massive! So get your copy RIGHT HERE! 

Early 2020, the bandmembers of THE RG’s were making plans to record a brand-new album. After one final show in January, the band retreated to their rehearsal studio to work on new tracks. Just then, Covid19 came along, and the world went into lockdown…

Jens, Wouter and Stijn had to rethink the way they created songs. With lots of time on their hands – hurray for lockdowns! – they started exchanging home recorded riffs, vocals and drum tracks. In no-time, the three musicians assembled a handful of promising demo songs. In the summer of 2020 the band started rehearsing these demo tracks, moulding them slowly into songs. It was then that the band reached out to Dominiek Hoet, who agreed to produce the new record. By September the band was ready for a full pre-production under the all-seeing eye of Dominiek Hoet. A few months later, they started recording at Studio Scampi (Waardamme). But Belgium went into lockdown again, and meeting up with people got increasingly difficult, so it took from February until June 2021 to finish the album.

Your Head on A Stick’ turned out to be a mind blowing blend of solid melody-driven-postpunk-noise rock songs, revealing a more mature and a more experimental sound then ever displayed before on previous the RG’s releases. It involves nine new tracks, with lyrics that are highly critical for society, tackling all kinds of political and social issues, and reflecting the weird Covid19 period where alienation, isolation and an all-round feeling of unease took over society…

New record – releaseshow!

So here it is! 

We are releasing our new album on the 22th of Dec, 2021 in Concertclub De Kreun Kortrijk! 
Support will be provided by our HMA-brothers ATOMIC VULTURE! 

Wanna come over? Get your tickets here ->

Rock on! 

New record 2021!

Drums THE RG’s at Studio Scampi (2021)

During that damn’d year 2020 the band started to write new stuff & after hooking up with producer Dominiek Hoet (King Hiss – Belgium) they invaded the infamous Studio Scampi (Oostkamp – BE) for several weeks while recording the third and long-awaited next album!
Expect some heavy & powerful tunes … 


Keep your secrets – the lockdown sessions

A few weeks ago we played some (semi) acoustic songs for DaFestival, an online showcase organized by 

We did this alternative version of our song ‘Keep Your Secrets’ and we made a little vid for it… 

Go check it out… Like it… Share it… Feel free! 



new vid “smack your neighbour” online!!!

We recently uploaded a brand-new vid for our song ‘Smack Your Neighbour’ 

Check it right here –> VID!! Or down below… 🙂

Feel free to tune in and have a look and listen! Don’t forget to like it and don’t hesitate to share it with your friends! Support is always highly appreciated… 

See you around… 

Reviews “The Cricket Sound”

The last couple of months we received a lot of great reviews!

Check this one out from Moshville Times UK:

I’m not going to lie, this one caught my eye in our big review pile mainly because of the band name literally being my initials. Of course, it helps that they actually sound like an interesting listen. With a big emphasis on grooves injected into their hard rock, they add in hints of grunge and punk to give it a raw, fuzzy sound.

As the long intro to opening track, “Bored Ass Tony”, continues, you begin to think they’re an instrumental band, leaving the instruments to portray the angst. And just as you’re getting used to the idea, the raw, snarling vocals kick in. It’s feral but reminiscent of early Queens of the Stone Age with its psychedelic moments. Elsewhere, title track, “The Cricket Sound” and “Keep Your Secrets” sound like Foo Fighters at their most pissed off.

Whilst “All Day” sounds more like Queens of the Stone Age on acid, it’s also where they wander into Them Crooked Vultures territory. Indeed, it’s no wonder they label themselves as stoner rock. However, there’s plenty of vicious moments such as “Stevie, The Guy Who Didn’t Pay Us”. It’s laden with anger as vocalist Wouter spits out his lyrics, you have to imagine it’s autobiographical. Between that and the layers of fuzz and grime on “Dead Inside”, it shows the band know how to be aggressive among their more serene moments and are just as skilled at both.

However, it’s the last couple of songs where the band shines best. “My Friend Ed” and “Smack Your Neighbour” run seamlessly into each other to make you think it’s one track bordering on the 14-minute mark. However, between the pair of them, they bring everything which has came before on the album and condensed it into these final two songs like a double-barrelled shotgun blast.

The Cricket Sound is a great album to lose yourself in. As the band draw from so many diverse sounds, they mould it into one cohesive sound to make it theirs. The brief dalliances into some of the more unwieldy rock genres ensures they’ve got their own spin on what a rock album can be. Add in the fact it’s by a trio who a clearly comfortable working with each other and you’re on to a winner.

Music Is My Radar posted this one:


Album Review: The RG’s – The Cricket Sound

Soundblab also reviewed our album: 


The RG's - The Cricket Sound

The RG’s – The Cricket Sound

Hailing from Belgium, The RG’s are a Rock band with Grunge, Stoner and slightly Proggy elements. The Cricket Sound is their second album and was recorded at the Number Nine Studios in Ghent and produced by Brent Vanneste from Steak Number Eight.
The intriguingly named Bored Ass Tony starts us off with a Kyuss-like riff over some quite Prog chords. The pace soon increases though and it turns into a pounding Rock song. Wouter Vandaele’s vocals on this track are reminiscent of Josh Homme. The song itself is melodic Hard Rock with a slight edge, similar to The Foo Fighters. Stevie, The Guy Who Didn’t Pay Us (another strong title) careers along punkishly with some wailing guitar from Vandaele before settling into a Grungy verse. The arrangement jumps around quite a bit between riff, verse and a strangely Psychy ending. The title track is next. It’s another pounder with Vandaele sounding closer to Layne Staley. There are some pretty strong riffs on this one and it turns out to be a bit of a belter. Dirty Allan (their acquaintances seem to be coming in for a lot of stick) continues the Stoner/Grunge feel of the title track. There are some nice, high, backing vocals on this but a slightly meandering arrangement stops it from being a total banger. All Day starts like Power Pop with a stop-start riff. The verse is pretty solid but the bridge and chorus let it down a bit. Fortunately, Keep Your Secrets storms in with some swooping bass from Jens Vanhee. The blend of song, arrangement and sound is better on this track. A good indication of what they can do when they tighten up the arrangements a bit. Dead Inside starts with a 70s Hard Rock riff. The band’s playing is tight with Stijn Decoene driving it on the drums. The song itself reminds me of Alice In Chains and is pretty good apart from a slightly Proggish break in the middle which is mercifully replaced by some Wah-wah aggression. My Friend Ed turns out to be a strong song, if a little over-long at seven minutes. The chorus reminds me of Electric Wizard but this is possibly unintentional. The last song is Smack Your Neighbour. It is a little more subdued but still has a strong riff and some intricate guitar lines. The song drifts a little as a slower section with keyboards appears and, again, there is the feeling that it is a good tune but a little long.
A well-written, well-played and well-produced album, The Cricket Sound crashes around somewhere between Grunge, Melodic Hard Rock and something a bit more tricky and technical. I personally prefer them on the Grungier songs like the title track and I don’t always enjoy the twists and turns in the arrangements. It comes down to personal preference but I feel that The RG’s have a pretty solid Stoner/Grunge album in them if the arrangements were tightened up. But, it’s still a good effort…