MUSIC INTERVIEW: Nova Twins
Photo Credit: Arthur Rene Walwin
Who are the Girls? Well, if you don’t know already then you haven’t been looking hard enough. Their aptly named debut, their bombastic style, and beliefs in giving a voice to the unheard have really made duo Amy Love and Georgia South go from basement gigs to supporting the likes of Bring Me The Horizon on their upcoming arena tour in a very short space of time. We spoke to the duo about being musicians of colour in rock, their huge upcoming tours, and which bands everyone should be listening to right now.
So, you guys are playing Leeds fest later today, what should fans expect from your live show?
Amy: Lots of raucous, bass, gnarly screams aha and just raw live music really, and that’s it, we’re a three piece who make a lot of noise.
You guys have got two huge tours coming up with Bring me the Horizon and Enter Shikari, so I was wondering how excited you guys are for them?
Georgia: Mega-ly excited, we can’t actually comprehend going from no shows to arenas with two of the biggest bands in the UK is going to be just nuts, like what the fuck has just happened is so exciting.
A: Yeah, especially after lockdown, there has been nothing going on, now this is on and this is gonna be our third gig back after a year and a half of doing nothing, and we’re so excited to feel like it’s not just hope, we’re actually getting back into the swing of things, and what better way to finish it with two tours and Sleaford Mods, we’ve got a couple of gigs with them as well.
Wow, that’s a collab I did not see coming
G: Yeah, we’re just doing two dates with them.
So, with these two headline tours with Shikari and Bring me, would it be fair to say you guys would’ve gone to see these bands a couple years ago anyway and were fans?
A: Yeah well, I haven’t actually seen them.
G: Yeah, I saw Shikari at a festival a few years ago by myself aha.
A: Was that in Czech?
G: Yeah, I remember thinking wow this is enormous aha.
So with Bring me, you guys are playing arenas, and although it might be a bit far away right now, but could you see yourself headlining arenas someday?
A: I hope so aha, but we’re also kinda enjoying what’s happening now with doing Reading and Leeds for the first time because for us that’s such an achievement.
You guys also have a really popular Spotify playlist called Voices for the Unheard on your Spotify page and I’m going to put you on the spot here a bit, but I was wondering if you could name me some bands that everyone should be listening to?
G: Pleasure Venom, Connie Constance, Loathe.
A: Big Joanie, Bob Vylan, Death Tour for sure, UnityTX love them, The OBGMs are fucking sick as well aha, Zhariah, and obviously Fever 333 and Ho99o9 are on there too, but they’re big and doing good aha.
Yeah aha, so in a way, you guys are trailblazers for people of colour in bands, so in the next 5-10 years, could you see there being a lot more rock bands with people of colour in?
A: Yeah completely, like it’s already happening as well.
G: There’s loads coming up, there’s always been them there but I think it’s unrecognised, but I think through the BLM movement, people have been finding these alternative artists and been giving them these festival spots and things as they should be.
A: I think they’re bringing back rebellion again too, like punk music is about that and it supposed to be a rebellious act, and I feel like now you’ve got the pop-punk and the P.O.C. new wave artists who are rebelling against the system and saying, ‘fuck you we can be in a punk band!’ and we’re talking about real shit too, not just any fucking crap, you know what I mean, and I think it’s great.
Nice, lastly, what does the rest of 2021 look like for you guys, obviously you’ve got your tours, will you be writing any music or anything like that?
A: New music!
G: Yeah, we’ve literally just come out of the studio, so we’ve got a lot of new music.
A: Honestly, I just can’t fucking wait to release it.
Are we talking albums, EPs…?
A: Sorry aha, we can’t say!
Interview By: Joe Loughran
Nova Twins will be heading out on their rescheduled UK/European headline tour in early 2022, see them live at one of the following dates:
Wed 2nd – CARDIFF, UK – The Moon
Thu 3rd – PORTSMOUTH, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
Sat 5th – NORWICH, UK – WF Studio
Thu 10th – NOTTINGHAM, UK – Bodega
Fri 11th – GLAGSOW, UK – King Tut’s
Sat 12th – EDINBURGH, UK – Mash House
Sun 13th – NEWCASTLE, UK – Cluny 2
Thu 17th – COLOGNE, DE – Blue Shell
Fri 18th – MAINZ, DE – Schon Schon
Sat 19th – ZURICH, CH – Exil
Mon 21st – VIENNA, AT – Arena
Tue 22nd – PRAGUE, CZ – Café V Lese
Wed 23rd – BERLIN, DE – Cassiopeia
Thu 24th – HAMBURG, DE – Hafenklang
Sat 26th – AMSTERDAM, NL – Melkweg Up
Sun 27th – UTRECHT, NL – DB Studio
Mon 28th – ANTWERP, BE – Trix Café
Fri 18th – BRISTOL, UK – Thekla
Sat 19th – DUBLIN, IE – Whelans
Sun 20th – MANCHESTER, UK – Academy 3
Fri 25th – LONDON, UK – Heaven
All previously purchased tickets remain valid, with remaining tickets on sale HERE.
Nova Twins will also be heading out on a duo of support slot tours later this year, see them at the following dates:
Mon 20th – HULL – Bonus Arena*
Tue 21st – GLASGOW – The SSE Hydro*
Wed 22nd – CARDIFF – Motorpoint Arena*
Fri 24th – SHEFFIELD – Flydsa Arena*
Sat 25th – BIRMINGHAM – Utilita Arena*
Sun 26th – LONDON – The O2 Arena*
Sat 4th – LONDON, UK – Alexandra Palace
Sun 5th – MANCHESTER, UK – O2 Victoria Warehouse – SOLD OUT
Tue 7th – LINCOLN, UK – Engine Shed
Wed 8th – HULL, UK – Asylum
Thu 9th – BRISTOL, UK – O2 Academy
Sat 11th – LIVERPOOL, UK – Mountford Hall
Sun 12th – LEEDS, UK – O2 Academy
Mon 13th – EDINBURGH, UK – Usher Hall
Wed 15th – BIRMINGHAM, UK – O2 Academy
Thu 16th – CARDIFF, UK – Great Hall – SOLD OUT
Fri 17th – SOUTHAMPTON, UK – O2 Guildhall
Sun 19th – MIDDLESBROUGH, UK – Town Hall
Mon 20th – NOTTINGHAM, UK – Rock City – SOLD OUT
Tue 21st – NOTTINGHAM, UK – Rock City – SOLD OUT
*With You Me At Six and Bring Me The Horizon
** With Enter Shikari and Dinosaur Pile-Up