Nova Twins' Amy Love: “My playing can be quite abrasive - but in the best way!”

Amy Love: “It wasn’t like, ‘Let’s neaten this and quantize this.' If there was a glitch with the pedals, it would be celebrated”
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The Nova Twins sound is an assaultive, all-frequencies experience. It’s a melting pot, an electric stew of UK grime and hip-hop, subversive pop, punk rock and saw-wave skronk, seasoned liberally with heavily-processed guitar.

There’s a sense of chaos, of the ground giving way beneath you. This being music, that feeling is illusory. You can’t compose chaos, but as Nova Twins guitarist and vocalist Amy Love explains, when you feel totally free to create, you can get pretty darn close. 

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.