Home Read Albums Of The Week: Nova Twins | Supernova

Albums Of The Week: Nova Twins | Supernova

The dynamic British duo push limits & buttons with their explosive sophomore album.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Genre-bending heavy alt-rock duo Nova Twins (singer-guitarist Amy Love and bassist Georgia South) have just released their highly anticipated sophomore album, the aptly titled Supernova.

Supernova is a piece of work that’s fearlessly itself — once again playing with genre and rich in different moods, textures, and layers, all the while retaining that purity and simplicity of the essential elements: South, Love, bass, guitars, drums, and a whole lot of energy. Ultimately, it captures the tension and release that we’ve all been through lately, while imagining what’s to come. Speaking on the album, Amy and Georgia said, “Supernova is the beginning of a new era. As we delved into the unknown, making this album became our medicine through a turbulent time. It’s a reflection of where we were and how far we have come, encased in a fantasy world that we imagined. Supernova is made out of dreams, triumphs and colourful nightmares. When you get to the other side, you will always come out a winner.”

Nova Twins are the zeitgeist-capturing polymath pioneers that our times have been waiting for. Whether pushing the MOBO Awards to create a category for POC alt. acts, to teaming up with No Music On A Dead Planet and Oxfam to play for environmental change, working with Dr. Martens to raise money for The Black Curriculum or aiming to inspire a new wave of young, diverse talent, Love and South are much more than one of the U.K.’s most exciting bands — they are changemakers.

Battling through the old guard of rock’s narrow-minded expectations, their debut album Who Are The Girls? planted their flag as outliers on a mission, when it dropped in 2020 to much critical acclaim. Name another act that could support Bring Me The Horizon and Wolf Alice but also Enter Shikari and Sleaford Mods. One of the U.K.’s premiere live performers and fiercest festival acts reach a very broad church, without diluting what they’re all about.

There’s no band out there quite like Nova Twins. If more artists blazed a trail like this, we’d be celebrating a lot more difference, rather than craving what’s safe and similar. From being “shunned” when they arrived on the scene, now Nova Twins are leading a game all of their own. Now, there are no rules.”