Meet Nova Twins. The bad ass girl gang duo are taking the music scene by storm and it’s their punk vocals and DIY videos that have got our attention. We caught up with them to chat their music inspirations, dream collaborations and how they get hyped for their gigs…
Tell us about yourself…
We are Amy Love (guitar/ vocals) and Georgia South (bass/ bv’s) aka Nova Twins. I guess people describe our sound as urban punk, but you can call it what you like.
The vibe is heavily distorted/synth sounding basslines, hip hop drum grooves (by our drummer Tim Nugent) and punky/grimey vocals.
What’s it like being two girls, rocking a male lead music scene?
Male lead? Women are running the show!
What 5 travel essentials can’t you live without on tour?
Amy: Peppermint tea, red lipstick, blanket, baby wipes, baggy T-shirts.
Georgia: Fluffy blanket, neck pillow, croissants, kit kat, afro comb … we are so rock n roll…
How did you both meet?
Amy: I got snowed in at Georgia’s house one day.
Georgia: And she never left… true story
Your videos are amazing, what’s the inspiration?
Georgia: Bassline bitch was DIY all the way, the video spontaneously happened in our lunch break when we were recording in the studio. Took 10 mins haha…
Amy: Yea all our videos are DIY or done on a next to nothing budget. We literally had a little party with all our close friends for our second video Hitlist. We supplied them all with free booze (thats where the budget went) so that they would come out of their houses on a Monday night! There were ‘mostly’ girls in the video and a few of our favourite boys, but the girl only scenes where insane, we chanted and screamed at the top of our lungs, the energy and atmosphere was electric. Everyone let go of their inhibitions and really went for it. It was liberating and nice to see people just having a laugh, being themselves.
How would you describe your aesthetic and how does it inspire your music?
Amy: We’re super heavy but always futuristic with lyrics that aren’t about love…the sonic attack is really the message mixed with a powerful woman stance…
Georgia: Yeah we are never the victim, we want to empower people to do or be whatever they want to be.
Where can we see you perform next?
Amy: NME Box Park in London on 30th October, Moth Club on the 31st and we’re playing at a secret location in Manchester on 4th November so watch this space!
What’s the best gig you have ever played?
Georgia: Thats a hard one.. most recent ones are Wonkfest, supporting Kate Nash at Old Street Records and Koko Camden.
Amy: I agree, we also enjoy playing small intimate venues, you really get to know your audience and it feels more personal.
What’s on the agenda for the rest of 2016?
Amy: We take each day as it comes, hopefully we’ll land on the moon.
Georgia: Yeah anything’s possible, 2016 is still full of surprises.
Who would you like to collaborate with and why?
Georgia: A collab with Rihanna would be sick, or Lola Wolf she’s awesome too.
Amy: Doing a track with, Rihanna, Missy Elliot and Jack White altogether would be insane.
Why do you think the relationship between fashion and music is so strong?
Amy: We love customising our clothes and creating styles that represent our music. When we wear our clothes we feel Nova and ready to take on the world! It’s a mind set and another way to express yourself!
Georgia: We wear what our music sounds like, I agree we definitely wear what we feel most Nova in! The relationship between music and fashion is so strong as you can say so much to people without saying anything at all.
What gets you hyped for a gig?
Amy: We put on our Nova Spotify playlist and start jumping around, usually to Missy Elliot or Snoop Dog – Drop It Like Its Hot… you get the picture.
Georgia: Yeah the Nova playlist is banging, we always play it to get us hyped!
Who did you listen to growing up?
Amy: There was no escaping Spice Girls when i was growing up and my mum would always play Toni Braxton’s Album or Whitney. I then went to college and discovered bands like Deep Purple, New York Dolls and Mc5 ect I went through all the genre phases like you do and now I just listen to whatever suits my mood. Anything goes.
Georgia: I shared my iTunes with my older brother and dad when I was young so I’d listen to a range of music from Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway to Eminem, Destiny’s Child and NERD.
What’s your spirit animal?
Georgia: House cat. They love to sleep and eat… and eat some more…
Amy: A flying Tiger with giant wings.
Who are you currently stalking on Instagram?
Georgia: @sitabellan and @undergroundshoes
What makes you laugh?
Georgia: Random things can set me off, I always end up cry laughing with eyeliner down my face before we have to go out or something, its a nightmare haha.
Amy: Very awkward situations seem to tickle me.. sometimes it gets out of control.
What’s your secret addiction?
Amy: Chicken… but its no secret!
Georgia: I think I’m slyly addicted to eggs
Who’s your celebrity wannabe wife?
Amy: Can I have a think about that one…
Georgia: Probably Rihanna
What would be your superhero power?
Georgia: Teleportation, I’d save so much money on petrol and its good for the environment!
Amy: Not sure if this counts but i would like an invitation to Hogwarts, then take a trip to Ollivander’s to find my wand.
What was the first thing you did this morning?
Georgia: Took my retainers out… Ouch!
Amy: Let Georgia’s cat outside
Tell us something weird about yourself?
Georgia: I’m pretty sure I have a double jointed knuckle, I can move it around really fast, it’s my party trick 😉
Amy: I have a bendy thumb.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Georgia: Kid Kapichi, Calva Louise, Dream Wife, Skepta, Lola Wolf, The Internet and Etta James!
Amy: Hiatus Kaiyote, The Internet, Princess Nokia, Slaves. There’s a few amazing up and coming bands that we like and sometimes gig with! Shout out to Kid Kapichi, Calva Louise, Folded Like Fabric and Dream Wife!
What’s your song to get you ready for a party?
Georgia: Wave….from our EP…haha.
Amy: Yea, our E.P!
What has been your favourite place you’ve travelled to?
Georgia: I’ve got a magical place in Wales that nobody knows about
Amy: I haven’t done a lot of travelling but i found love for tomatoes in Bulgaria! They were home grown, straight out of our neighbours garden! never tasted anything like it. From that day on i was converted and that little moment stayed with me.
If you were a Spice Girl which one would you be?
Georgia: Emmm I don’t know them well enough… Maybe scary Spice or Baby Spice
Amy: When I was a kid I wanted to be Sporty Spice.
What do you love about Missguided?
Georgia: You can always find a sick mesh top !
Amy: Yea, we love all the mesh and crop tops on here!
What item of clothing can’t you live without?
Amy: A pair of Dr Martens
Georgia: Bit boring but my fluffy dressing gown its a game changer
What items do you make sure you pack on your travels?
Amy: Make up remover, I can never be bothered to take it off when we get home late from a gig, so I take it off in the car on the way home.
Georgia: Yeah that’s true! Phone charger, sunglasses and this cute lucky toy dog I won in an arcade that looks like a turd.
Who is your style icon and why?
Amy: We just love mixing up the clothes that we customize with other random cool brands, some days we feel more punky and other times we just want to be straight up hip hop and everything else in between! The dress up spectrum is endless when it comes to fashion!
Georgia: Yeah we don’t have a specific style icon we love customizing our clothes, we get addicted to it! When we start we can’t stop we’ll be there at 4am still sewing, 3 movies deep, with our hands shaking and sore from pin picks haha. It’s the best feeling ever when its done!
Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
Amy: I would say we look to our music, we wear what fits the tone!
Georgia: Yeah, when we play our music it makes us feel a empowered so we dress in whatever makes us feel the most Nova.
What best describes your style?
Georgia: If a punk sneezed on a basketball playing fairy
Amy: If a tiger and a Hippo where to have babies…
What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?
Georgia: I actually don’t know whats on trend, wear what you want in any season!
Amy: Yea, fashion trends are always ahead of time, if you follow you’ll end up falling behind, we make it up as we go along. Start your own trend!
If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be?
Amy: I bet Vivienne Westwood and Alexander Wang have a walk in wardrobe to die for!
Georgia: Sita Bellan looks like she has a killer wardrobe… Yeah Alexander Wang’s would be next level or Discount Universe!
You can only wear one outfit for the rest of the year, what is it?
Georgia: Something comfy and half warm/half cold for all types of weather… like my creepers, baggy ripped jeans and a crop top!
Amy: I would go for an over sized T-shirt with crazy looking tights and big leather boots!
Which city has the best fashion?
Georgia: Brooklyn, London and Japan
Amy: I agree.
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