Meet Nervo. The Australian singer-songwriter duo who’ve not only written hits for Kylie Minogue, Miley Cyrus and Britney but also won a Grammy for their single When Love Takes Over. We caught up with Miriam and Olivia to chat musical inspo, dream collabs and the coolest people they’ve met, as well as introducing their new tracks and video for In Your Arms, out today…
How would you describe your aesthetic and how does it inspire your music?
Fun & fresh. Mim can be a little more tomboy at times.
What does a day in the life of NERVO look like?
At the moment we are in the studio a lot. So a normal studio day involves us getting up at 8am, doing an hour of emails, rushing to the studio so we are there by 10am and then working solidly on music until 6pm. We have about 30 minutes off for lunch where we do a few more emails, but overall, we are very focused when it comes to studio days and don’t like to be distracted by other things. At 6pm we go home, have dinner with friends or family and then repeat it the next day.
Who’s the coolest person you’ve met so far?
Ah, we’ve met so many cool, exciting, wonderful people. From our best friends who we’ve known for 12+ years to the inspiring visionaries like Richard Branson. We feel like we are so lucky to work and survive in the entertainment industry because generally speaking, everyone is very passionate about what they do. Being around passionate and exciting people is very inspiring.
What’s the best gig you have ever played?
We have been lucky enough to play at so many great gigs but a stand out gig for us was Tomorrowland Brazil, 2016.
Who would you like to collaborate with and why?
We would love to collaborate with people like Chris Martin (for his use of melody, it’s hauntingly good), Skrillex (for his production & writing skills… he is one of the best sound & production geeks around) Jill Scott (for her luscious vocals and lyrics), Eminem (for his words and personality), Jack Johnson (bc we are in love with him lolz)… the list goes on and on and on.
Why do you think the relationship between fashion and music is so strong?
It’s all a form of creativity and expression. We are excited by things that are new, sounds that are different, artists of all genres and realms.
What’s your favourite music video?
We annoyingly don’t watch many music videos these days but if I had to pick out one video that stands out in my mind… OK Go ‘Here It Goes Again’. That video was hilarious! Also, Basement Jaxx’s ‘Where’s Your Head at’ or Fat Boy Slims ‘Weapon of Choice’. That was a great time for music videos!
Who did you listen to growing up?
Fatboy Slim, Basement Jaxx, The Prodigy, Jamiroquai, etc
Who’s your biggest musical inspiration?
We are inspired by a lot of different artists… it depends who we are writing music for. At the moment, we are loving Pnau Pnau’s new record. Their new single ‘Chameleon’ is awesome!
What’s your guilty pleasure, most played track?
Chris Malinchak’s ‘So Good To me’. We love this record. This record always puts us in an amazing mood!
Last album you listened to all the way through?
The Weeknd’s ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’
What track gives you goosebumps?
The Thomas Hood remix of ‘Anywhere You Go’
What item of clothing can’t you live without?
Our black milk plastic black pants.
What items do you make sure you pack on your travels?
Our laptops, our black milk plastic pants, Mim’s calorie fat hairspray and Liv’s face oil
Who is your style icon and why?
People who’s style we love are Gwen Stefani, Kate Moss, Kreayshawn, Alisa Ueno…. there are a load of inspiring hot chickas!
Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
Our travels, our gigs, our friends.
What best describes your style?
Fresh, fun, bold & sassy!
What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?
We don’t really follow any trends so are not sure what is really in right now vs last year, or in the future. We are loving coloured hair pieces in our hair as well as loving mixing denim with plastic… I love latex and clothes that are versatile
If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be?
We’re loving what Ruby Rose is wearing at the moment… it’s feminine but always has a nice edge to it.
You can only wear one outfit for the rest of the year, what is it?
Liv: a Black Milk bodysuit, high waisted black pants or denim acid wash high waisted pants, her gold and silver Iijin platforms, a ‘puppies makes me happy’ men’s jumper and a Franklin and Marshall jacket, a bowler hat and some cool sunglasses.
Mim: Pinko Marcher jacket, ‘puppies makes me happy’ t-shirt, big fat scarf (which is great for travelling), mum bum bag in black, black tight pants, rick owned boots.. sunglasses & my Givenchy rotweiller bag.
What’s your spirit animal?
Unicorn of course!
What emoji best describes you?
Unicorn of course! Ha!
Who’s your celebrity wannabe wife?
Kate hudson and for our husband..Mim would love Chris Martin and Liv is in love with any of the Hemsworth brothers. Lolz!
What would be your superhero power?
To live forever! But to live at whatever age you like… so we would probably stay at 28 years old!
Tell us something weird about yourself…
Mim is going to get hypnotised to stop biting her nails!
Who are you listening to at the moment?
What’s your song to get you ready for a party?
pnau pnau’s ‘Chameleon’
What has been your favourite place you’ve travelled to?
There are too many to answer….. we think Tulum is magical, Mykonos is a vision and a vibe, Ibiza is our spiritual homeland, Punta del Este is farmland paradise, Rome & Madrid has a sense of power and history, Venice is magical, China feels exciting and new.
If you were a Spice Girl which one would you be?
Mim: Scary and Geri.. Liv: Geri with a bit of Baby in there.
What do you love about Missguided?
The fast delivery, the range of clothes, the prices! You guys are rad!
Where can we see you perform next?
Pretty much all around the world. We will get back on the road and tour like crazy from April onwards.
What’s on the agenda for 2017?
We have records coming out every 2 months and have a lot of gigs.. we’ll be living in Ibiza from May – September and will be playing there every week so am excited about that!!
Wanna know more? Follow NERVO on Insta @nervomusic
…and listen to their tracks on Soundcloud: