With [artist id="501686"]Britney Spears[/artist]‘ flashy Femme Fatale Tour closing out its remaining North American dates later this month, it’s fair to say that many of Ms. Spears’ concert-going fans have gotten to know Olivia and Miriam Nervo pretty well.
In fact, when Brit first announced her Femme Fatale lineup back in April, promising on her website, “Nervo will get everyone on the dancefloor,” dance music fans were ecstatic about the inclusion of the DJ/producer twins whose writing credits include a song for Spears and David Guetta and Kelly Rowland’s “When Love Takes Over.”
MTV News recently caught up with the Australian sisters (and former models), and they told us that bussing across the States and sharing the stage with Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys, and Brit herself, has been a stellar opportunity.
“We’ve definitely seen both the girls, [Britney and Nicki], and we interact with them,” Miriam, a.k.a. Mim, told us. “You are traveling to each city and you see the same people every day and it really becomes a family. So it’s been an amazing experience.”
“It’s an amazing show,” Liv added. “The girls, the lineup really works well together. You’ve got Britney, who I think is looking the best she’s looked in a really long time and who really gives it her all on this tour. And then you’ve got Nicki, who definitely brings her edge to it. I’d never seen Nicki live, and I’m just so blown away. The girl can sing, rap — total respect to her!”
As the Femme Fatale Tour winds down Stateside before heading to Europe, Nervo are now looking to expand the fanbase they’ve built in the U.S. But while Liv and Mim have been a part of what might be considered the mother of all pop music tours, the duo insist that they intend to remain true to their dance music and DJ roots.
“When we signed the record deal, it was really important to us that we could take our DJing seriously and release club records,” Liv explained of their Astralwerks label.
“Yeah, we want to be DJ artists,” Mim added.
“That’s what we love so, luckily, we can release some club records alongside our Astralwerks album,” Liv said. “It just so happens that the Astralwerks single that we’re coming out with is with two major club guys: Afrojack and Steve Aoki. It’s called ‘We’re All No One.’ We love it!”
While Liv and Mim do the singing on “No One,” the beats are delivered by hard-hitting EDM producer Aoki and David Guetta protégé Afrojack (who’s also behind Pitbull’s smash summer anthem “Give Me Everything.” So exactly what should fans expect to hear? According to Liv and Mim, they should expect the unexpected.
“It doesn’t sound anything like Afrojack or anything like Steve Aoki,” Mim teased. “It’s gonna be an interesting one. It could fly, and it could flop. It’s very different. It’s nothing like any of the stuff we’ve done with any of the pop stars we’ve worked with.”
And Nervo have worked with a few. Though nothing is locked in yet, the twin sisters have been busy exchanging ideas with the likes of Omarion and Macy Gray, as well as dance music acts Avicii, Norman Doray and John Dahlbäck.
“We’re All No One” drops later this month. Fans can catch Nervo on the Femme Fatale Tour’s remaining U.S. dates and on select dates of the Identity Festival, America’s first traveling EDM fest, which kicks off August 11 in Indiana.