“He deserves to be there”

Nova Twins discussed the resurgence of rock and punk music at festivals this summer, saying rock “has its time again”.

The duo were talking to NME for a new cover of Big Read after their sets at Reading & Leeds festivals last month, and discussed how rock and punk ‘deserve’ to be at the forefront of the UK music scene.

“Reading & Leeds is so prestigious and everyone talks about their memories of it, but when I was 16 I never did any of that; I was just doing gigs, I was just really focused,” Georgia South said. NME.

“But the show was mental – we’ve just been in a daze all week, like what the fuck just happened?!”

“It was such an amazing turnout,” added teammate Amy Love. “We were on some of our favorite acts right now; Yonaka before us, Ashnikko right after, Dinosaur Pile-Up headlining.

“It shows how rock and punk music has come back to the fore. He deserves to be there – rock is the source of so many festivals. It’s nice to see him so strong and to have his moment again.

In a recent NME backstage interview at Reading & Leeds, the band discussed pushing the MOBO Awards to consider adding a category for rock and alternative music, spotlighting POC artists making waves in a genre they’ve contributed to shape.

“The whole trend is on top right now, especially in the pop-punk scene,” Love said. “It’s really great to see the diversity in these genres. We’ve been a band for a little while now, so when we came out it just wasn’t happening.

The band are set to tour with Bring Me The Horizon later this year and won big at the recent Heavy Music Awards in London.