‘MOOD SWINGS’ – EP
South-East London’s dark princesses of genre-hopping are out to cause havoc on second EP
They’re celebrating the EP release at their first ever headline gig at Camden Assembly on the 30th November which is sure to be full of raw energy that comes naturally to the pair, especially after supporting Prophets Of Rage on tour.
Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/276854629484826/
The new EP continues the band’s straightforward, DIY approach to production
Played captivating shows globally: Fluffer Pit Parties, MTV World Expo and Switzerland’s Paleo Festival
Receied previous press coverage in Kerrang, Rolling Stone and The Quietus.
‘Nova Twins are happening without your permission. Most likely to fuck your heart’ – The Guardian
Punk rock-grime hybrid, Nova Twins, are a force to be reckoned with on their new EP, ‘Mood Swings’, due for release on the 17th November.
Already demonstrating once more their musical dynamism on electric new single ‘Mood Swings’, the band’s new recordings are a breath of fresh air for both the rock and urban scenes. Soul-shaking, genre-bending and violently atmospheric, the whole EP from start to finish is a whirlwind of head-bangers mixed up in a cocktail of urban sub-genres: grime, R&B and hip-hop are all present here. Infectious head bangers ‘Elephants’ and ‘Losing Sleep’ will certainly rile up mosh-pits at their live shows, whereas ‘Strange Town’ is a creeping track with dark undertones, drafting up a memorable hook that shows their influences are as diverse as their unique brand of ‘nova sound’.
Citing their listening habits – NERD, Rihanna, Betty Davis, Jack White, Missy Elliot – the band’s DIY approach assimilates that of newer grime artists, juxtaposed with their traditional band setup and touring history. Gearing up to release their new EP the genre-fluid duo commented on the title: “It’s a human concept; there is no face to our moods, whether it’s thrilling or ugly, we embrace it all. Because of unrealistic social pressures I think people struggle with their identity… The mind is such a complex thing and we want people to be comfortable in their skin and accept the good with the bad…You are normal.”
Having only released their debut EP in August 2016, the band has turned heads everywhere with their unique blend of rebellious punk-rock: Music Week, The Guardian (‘new band of the week’), Elle Magazine, Disorder and The Quietus (‘top 5 bands at Brighton’s The Great Escape’). Touring the world extensively this past year, notably playing Afropunk Fest in both London and Paris, the band has supported world class acts including, Die Antwoord, Pendulum, Little Simz, Kate Nash and Ho99o9. Beyond musical achievements they have received countless brand endorsements from Dr Martens, House of Marley and were invited by AIM to give a chat on women in music for the BBC Introducing Amplified event and played Selfridges as part of a Music Matters campaign in September.
A glimpse into the future of total genre-demolition, Nova Twins are a duo with their sights set on conquering the world – whether you like it or not. With both UK and French live dates booked this autumn, supporting super group Prophets of Rage on their new tour, and a headline show at The Camden Assembly on the 30th November, the world best brace themselves for an invasion – Nova Twins are taking over.
1. MOOD SWINGS
3. LOSING SLEEP
16th November: Point Ephemere, Paris (France)
17th November: La Laiterie, Strasbourg (France)
18th November: Sonic Visions Festival, Esch-sur-Alzege, (Luxembourg)
19th November: La Poudrière, Belfort (France)
21st November: Salle FUZZ’YON, La Roche- Sur- Yon (France)
22nd November: Le VIP, Montoir-De-Bretagne (France)
23rd November: Le Cargö, Caen (France)
24th November: Centre Des Exposions, Le Mans (France)
25th November: Le Forum, Le Mans (France)
30th November: Camden Assembly, London (UK)
6th December: Pirate Radio, London (UK)
31st December: The Palace, Hastings (UK)
‘No matter what mood you are in, every single track is a banger’ – Afropunk
‘a hefty urban punk sniper bullet to the head’ – NME
‘With vocals as sharp as the busted windows of an East London derelict factory and basslines that Bruno Mars’ bassist would be proud of…these guys have got it all.’ – Kerrang
Mood Swings video