Nova Twins are already on our ‘Hitlist’ – we reviewed their knockout EP Mood Swings last year – but with the release of new single ‘Hit Girl’ they’ve rocketed right back to the top of it again. Premiered via AFROPUNK’s website, the new track precedes the duo’s headline show on May 24th at The Victoria in Dalston, which is set to be an electrifying evening of live music.
Accompanied by a sleek monochrome video, ‘Hit Girl’ seethes with Nova Twins’ trademark lethal attitude and deviously distorted sounds. “I’m just a girl, I’m feeling hostile” snarls Amy mid-way through the track, a line that resonates as deeply as Georgia’s thundering bass lines. The pair want to show the world that women, and particularly women of colour, are not going to be overlooked in music anymore.
Speaking to AFROPUNK, the girls said: “We wanted to kill people’s perception of what a rock act – and women in music – should look like/sound like! Women of colour still get pigeon-holed into genre specifics, like R&B or Hip Hop, and although we are amazing at performing these genres, we also pioneered a lot of other things too.”
With their defiant new single and existing dedication to challenging industry norms, Nova Twins have us riled and ready for more ferocious new music in 2018. Watch the video for ‘Hit Girl’ below, and get your tickets for their headline gig at The Victoria on 24th May here (tickets are also available on DICE)
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Photo Credit: by Sana Abstrakt