Being thrown around, covered in sweat (other people’s and your own), volume louder than the London Underground, and a room with more energy than a supernova. In other words, one of the greatest nights I’ve had in months.
Arriving an hour before the concert’s start, the excitement in the air was palpable – and well deserved. Opening act Cherym kicked off the night’s festivities with some heavy hitting tunes and beautifully queer vibes. The Derry-born trio warmed up the crowd with some of their biggest songs, including ‘Listening To My Head’, ‘Kisses On My Cards’ and ‘We’re Just Friends’. With the crowd’s blood pumping, Cherym vacated the stage making way for the act that had brought everyone to the famous Wah Wah Hut that night.
Coming on to an excited round of “Here we, here we, here we fucking go!”, Nova Twins kicked off their set with ‘Antagonist’, and within the first minute the mosh pit was bustling with people who simply could not contain the raw energy raised by the duo’s performance. As the set continued – with established hit songs ‘Play Fair’, ‘Bullet’, and ‘Athena’ accompanying new single ‘K.M.B.’ and plenty other fan favourites – the crowd continued to show their much-deserved love and hype for the pair. Finishing the night with a two-song encore, Nova Twins reminded everyone why they are truly the best new rock band to come from the UK in recent years, with intense basslines and striking vocals that other bands in the scene wish they could match.
Everyone with even a passing interest in the rock scene really owes it to themselves to check out both Cherym and Nova Twins, whose new album ‘Supernova’ will be released on the 17th of June this year. After a performance this good, you’d be a fool to ignore them.
[Photo credits: Dayvison de Oliveira Silva]