Watch Nova Twins’ emphatic performance at the 2022 Mercury Prize ceremony

As well as picking up a nomination for this year’s Supernova album, Nova Twins unleashed Antagonist onstage (and in the crowd) at the Mercury Prize ceremony in London last night.

Watch Nova Twins’ emphatic performance at the 2022 Mercury Prize ceremony
Emily Carter

Last night (October 18) at London’s Eventim Apollo, Nova Twins faced up against 11 of the best artists and bands in the UK and Irish music scene for the 2022 Mercury Prize.

The duo’s brilliant second album Supernova was up against the likes of Sam Fender’s Seventeen Going Under, Wet Leg’s self-titled album, Yard Act’s The Overload and Little Simz’ Sometimes I Might Be Introvert. Ultimately they lost out to Little Simz, but Amy Love and Georgia South still put on an incredibly memorable, winner-worthy performance during the ceremony.

The band played the explosive Antagonist and brought with them all the energy and power that’s made them one of 2022’s must-see live acts, heading into the audience and showing everyone just what they’re about.

Watch it below:

Speaking to Kerrang! about Supernova being up for the Mercury Prize, and how they’re the first black rock band to achieve this, Georgia shared: “It feels amazing, like a massive win for the community. It feels like we might be opening doors that other people can run through.”

“And it’s a massive win for heavy music!” added Amy. “This sort of genre isn’t always at the forefront [for this kind of award], so to have a heavy act on the list this year is amazing!”

Read this: Nova Twins: “We don’t want to follow trends, so we try to push it in a new direction”

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