Nova Twins have had quite the start to 2023, with nominations for two BRIT awards, and one of them being best Best Rock/Alternative act. They look to keep the momentum going by bringing their ‘Supernova’ tour to a host of UK cities, tonight they stop off at a sold out Birmingham’s O2 Academy 2, with support being brought by the Uninvited and Witch Fever.
First up are Uninvited, a four-piece from Glasgow. Clearly tonight’s show is one of much anticipation as the room is almost packed to the rafters as the first band take to stage, and the band meet that energy as their set goes on. Their song ‘Behind the Black Door’ is an undeniable stand out as the crowd go wild for it. As far as opening bands go for a 3 band line up, Uninvited have got things warmed up amazingly.
Next up are hard hitting punks Witch Fever from Manchester. The band give off an angsty type of energy that is capped off perfectly by lead singer Amy Walpole, who isn’t afraid to get up in the faces of those in the crowd as she hops the barrier and gets amongst the pits with them. Much of their set is made up of songs from their release ‘Congregation’ which has been creating quite a buzz recently, songs such as ‘Market’, ‘Bully Boy’ and the opening ‘I saw you Dancing’ being particular highlights.
It’s no secret that Nova Twins have always been about diversity and inclusion, and creating a safe space for concert goers. Vocalist Amy takes time to speak in-between songs about this, and also brings attention to Brianna Ghey, a transgender girl who was horrifically murdered recently. Witch Fever dedicate the song ‘Bully Boy’ in Brianna’s honour.
Last but certainly not least it’s time for the headliners Nova Twins and everything is turned up to 11. There is no holding back as they open with none other than heavy hitting ‘Fire & Ice’, melting faces right from the get go. After watching two very impressive four-piece bands, it’s amazing just how much energy both Amy Love and Georgia South radiate. Amy is quite simply a brilliant vocalist, as she blends her style of rap with her more harmonic vocals, it’s a treat to behold.
As you would expect the set is much made up of last years very successful release ‘Supernova’, with tracks ‘Cleopatra’, ‘Puzzles’ & ‘K.M.B’ providing a great start. There’s also plenty of love for older favourites too with ‘Bullets’ & ‘Taxi’. I almost certainly would have had taxi down as being one they saved for the encore, I loved that the setlist pulls surprises and they drop some of the bigger songs early on.
The encore consists of ‘Antagonist’, ‘Undertaker’ & ‘Choose your Fighter’. Both Georgia and Amy hop into the crowd to give everyone something to remember, as everyone bounces around them while they bring the house down. Nova Twins have proven tonight why they are getting serious recognition as one of the countries most exciting live acts, there is no stopping them at this point…