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The Unique Sound of the Nova Twins

The music of the Nova Twins is the kind of music that slaps you in the face when you first listen to it, leaving you wondering what just happened.

Whilst ‘Hitlist’ might be considered an assault on the ears, its a pleasing assault, if there’s such a thing. The London based duo create powerful punk-infused rock that draws eually as much influence from grime and rap too. A potent combination I think you’ll find.

Heavy basslines akin to Royal Blood and Slaves blend with attitude-injected vocals not dissimilar from the likes of Sleigh Bells which consequently create a sound like no other heard before.

The band note ‘We don’t call ourselves rock or grime. It’s the 21st century, everyone’s mutating now. Girls who listen to pop music will have ripped jeans on. We’re a 21st century band,’.

It seems with their unique brand of music, the Nova Twins are bringing along a new era where anything goes.

Humor ready to release ‘TLC’

pic1UK music is at a good place right now, and it will be in an even better place when this artist breaks out of Nottingham and bursts onto the scene with his latest single ‘TLC’.



Humor’s hip hop heroes include the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Drake and J Cole, also taking inspiration from grime greats like Kano, Ghetts and Skepta. Starting out freestyling with friends, he has since developed his own formidable style merging speedy flows and vivid lyricism.


His beats meanwhile draw from a diverse palette of grime hip-hop, deep/tech house, electronica and 90s R&B. Inspired to produce his own instrumentals after struggling to afford decent beats, he has since honed his craft into a creative and polished sound.



Now one of UK grime’s most promising artists, midlands MC Fangol was in a very different place in 2012. Embroiled in UK gang culture at the time, Fangol hit a turning point at age 19 when two of his friends – one in Nottingham, one in London – were shot and killed.

1. How did you get your initial start in music?

I was a born musician from the womb and everything started happening after that!

2. What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

My ultimate aim would be to enjoy the journey on the way of being a world selling musical artist

3. How long have you been writing your own music?

I used to mess about writing lyrics since I was about 9 / 10

4. Who are your top three influences and why?

Lauren Hill – For her melodies and style

Wiley – For his leadership and waves

Vybes Kartel – His melodies

5. Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?

Its one of the best grime releases for years and its breaking barrier’s for the future of grime music!

6. Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?

I’m based in Nottingham. The local scene is good  and run by a lot of grime kids, – Rock City

7. Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?


8. Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.