King Tut's Stage Sunday, 14 July
Asked about what it takes to make it into a Nova Twins song, the heavy alt. rock renegades have a few words that spring to mind. “Power and fight” replies singer & guitarist Amy Love. “Imagination” adds bassist Georgia South. “We imagined this band because we didn’t have any one like us to look up to. That was the fun bit. There were no rules to who we can be.” Nova Twins are the zeitgeist-capturing polymath pioneers that our times have been waiting for. Their debut album ‘Who Are The Girls?’ planted their flag as outliers on a mission. The same fighting spirit is ingrained in their new, Mercury Shortlisted album ‘Supernova’, a piece of work that’s fearlessly itself – once again playing with genre and rich in different moods, textures, and layers, all the while retaining that purity & simplicity of the essential elements: South, Love, bass, guitars, drums, and a whole lot of energy. A clash of ideas from the worlds of rock, rap, pop, punk & beyond, their sound is one that smashes genres and showcases the many facets of the duo, resulting in one of the scene's fiercest live acts with 2x BRIT nominations (“Best Group” & “Best Rock/Alt”) to their name. Nova Twins reach a very broad church, without diluting what they’re all about. If more artists blazed a trail like this, we’d be celebrating a lot more difference, rather than craving what’s safe and similar. From being “shunned” when they arrived on the scene, now Nova Twins are leading a game all their own. Now, there are no rules.