Track Of The Day: Nova Twins – ‘Hit Girl’

Nova Twins were already on our ‘Hitlist’ after 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.

Accompanied by a sleek monochrome video, ‘Hit Girl’ seethes with Nova Twins’ trademark lethal attitude and deviously distorted bass lines. “I’m just a girl / I’m feeling hostile” snarls guitarist & vocalist Amy, a line that resonates as deeply as Georgia’s thundering bass lines. The pair want to show the world that women – particularly women of colour – are not going to be overlooked in music anymore.

When speaking to AFROPUNK, the girls explained: “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)

Follow Nova Twins on Facebook for more updates.

Photo Credit: by Sana Abstrakt

Kate Crudgington

EP: Nova Twins – ‘Mood Swings’

Whatever mood you find yourself in, we guarantee Nova Twins‘ new EP is going to swing it around. The duo have followed up their self-titled debut with a knockout set of new tracks on Mood Swings, and the duo are sounding as loud and as lethal as ever.

Driven by devious and distorted bass lines, Nova Twins – aka Amy & Georgia – have an unrivaled instinct for writing anarchic anthems. Eponymous opening track ‘Mood Swings’ is a warped reflection of swift emotional shifts that will be buzzing around your brain long after it’s stopped playing. It leads in to the upbeat ‘Strange Towns’ with a chorus so catchy you’ll be singing it out loud as you parade around the streets.

Things take a heavier turn on ‘Losing Sleep’, a defiant three minutes of menacing bass lines, fiery vocals and wicked little guitar riffs. The aptly named ‘Elephant’ closes the EP with more of Nova Twins’ ferocious, uncompromising rhythms and it’s a stomper of a track that will bring the house down when the pair headline Camden Assembly at the end of November (tickets are still available here).

Wherever you are – stop what you’re doing, put Nova Twins on and let the sound of Mood Swings grind you down to dust.

Mood Swings is available to download now. Follow Nova Twins on Facebook for more updates.

Photo Credit: Mona Cordes

Kate Crudgington