On 2020 debut ‘Who Are The Girls?’, Nova Twins emerged as fully-fledged rock icons. With a glitchy, genre-smashing guitar sound incomparable to anything else out there and a magnetic bad bitch attitude, they sounded less like they were introducing themselves to the world, and more like the world has always known them. Two years later, they’ve accomplished what might have been an impossible task: they’ve royally outdone themselves. The grooving inferno of ‘Antagonist’ and cut-throat rap rock anthem ‘Cleopatra’ kick down the doors with whole new levels of might (and drool-worthy quantities of confidence), while later, the thudding ‘Toolbox’ covers a football pitch sized amount of sonic ground in only two and a half minutes. Lyrically, they’ve become even more ambitious, crafting a sadistic Killing Eve-esque manocide fantasy in the swaggering ‘K.M.B’, while vocalist Amy Love purrs her way through hot-blooded, hip-swivelling sex positivity anthem ‘Puzzles’. Never has an album title been better chosen - the duo are at the centre of a brightly burning, ever-expanding sonic explosion, all of their own making, and just like a supernova, it is utterly stunning to witness. Bow down to the queens.
The ‘Supernova’ duo will take to the stage at The Lexington in London in February.
Amy Love and Georgia South have given the track a dark new edge.
Ahead of the 2022 Mercury Prize with Free Now Awards Show next week, we’re diving into this year’s albums.
They performed the cover for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.