P&W: Jumping right in, I’d like to talk about your new music. You just released “Anywhere You Go (feat. Timmy Trumpet).” What inspired the track and the collaboration?
NERVO: We just released an album. We were surprised at how there were certain tracks on the album that didn’t get attention because people normally go singles and to the more mid-tempo things. We came up with this record and were like, we love it and it’s not going to fit on the album or won’t get attention on the album, but we don’t mind because we still loved writing it. We were in Australia at the time and Timmy [Trumpet] was in Australia and at the eleventh hour we were 99% done with the record and we asked Timmy if he could jump on and he did. Then we shopped it around to a few labels and Monstercat picked it up which we were really presently surprised about. And we knew it wasn’t typical or be a club-banger that we could drop half way through our sets but we’re really happy with the reception it’s gotten.
P&W: You also have two new releases that are coming in the near future. Can you give us a preview of what to expect?
NERVO: “Forever Or Nothing” with Savi is coming out on Armada and “Alone” with Askery & Brielle on Spinnin. After the whole album release experience we just want to make music that we love and not worry about what box it fits into and take it record by record and release them on different labels. I think it’s working really well because then you find teams that really love the music and they’re willing to promote the music.
P&W: And when will they be released?
NERVO: 25th of November for “Forever or Nothing.”
P&W: You both are really well-rounded. You are songwriters, producers, ambassadors for L’Oreal, models and radio hosts. How do you decide which projects to be a part of?
NERVO: We go where we feel it’s right. The part that’s the trickiest for us is definitely the modeling side. That’s where we get the most nervous but playing music and making music has been in us from day one. It all leads and stems from that. The good thing is when you step out from behind the scenes you get to enjoy another part of the world, like dressing up on the fashion side of things. It’s a lot of fun being a girl.
P&W: Totally. And you can’t beat the free makeup perqs.
NERVO: Oh yeah. Always. It gives me a bit of a lift every single day.
P&W: So you’re also doing a show on Thursday at Lavo. One thing I love is that there’s a charity component to the show.
NERVO: Yeah, so our mom was diagnosed with cancer and it really kicked something into us that we have to give back and do something good rather than just concentrating on ourselves and our careers. It’s really nice to do gigs and give the money to charity.
P&W: I agree I think it’s a great component. The electronic scene is booming and in general there is a huge influx of musicians from Australia (e.g. Courtney Barnett and Alison Wonderland). Is there anyone that you are loving right now that we need to keep on our radar?
NERVO: I think Australian wise Flume, but Flume is already enormous. And I think Peking Duk is super cool as well. They’re two Australian artists that I find awesome and I love going home and listening to the radio there. It’s refreshing. That’s the best thing about our job is living in different areas because we get to see how music is different in other parts of the world.
You can contribute to NERVO’s cancer awareness campaign, TITTIES TITTIES YEAH (#TTY), by purchasing a NERVO bracelet HERE. All proceeds go to FUCK CANCER to help supply mammograms to those in need.
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