Born as twin sisters, Miriam and Olivia Nervo began their careers as models in Melbourne, Australia. By the age of 16 the duo had made a name for themselves on the modeling scene but then they decided to pursue music. They were accepted into the Opera Australia academy but decided instead to opt for a more pop music focused career. Then at the age of 18 a Melbourne-based music producer asked the twins to sing some of his demo songs. They subsequently signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing and embarked on a successful songwriting career.
The twins began receiving recognition when they wrote “Negotiate with Love” for British pop singer Rachel Stevens, which reached number ten in 2006. Since then the duo has gone on to write for various artists from around the world. Their impressive array of credits include co-writing and vocally producing the song “Boots & Boys” on newly minted pop star Ke$ha’s chart-topping debut album “Animal”, as well as writing and co-producing her tracks “VIP” and “Fuck Him, He’s a DJ“; writing and vocally producing four tracks on superstar DJ and producer David Guetta’s three-time Grammy-nominated album “One Love“, including the No 1 Billboard dance single “When Love Takes Over” featuring Kelly Rowland.
They also co-wrote “If I Was A Man” from the Pussycat Dolls’ latest “Doll Domination” and Miley Cyrus’ “Let’s Get Crazy“, the theme song to “Hannah Montana: The Movie”. Their longtime passion for club dance music and club culture has led the girls to also work with top DJs such as Roger Sanchez, Armin Van Burren, Deadmau5, Kaskade and Laidback Luke. Their pop collaborations include Kylie Minogue, Ke$ha, Cheryl Cole and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, as well as working their magic with top hitmakers Rodney Jerkins, Cathy Dennis, Toby Gad, RedOne, Mirwais, The Underdogs, and Greg Kurstin, to name but a few.
“We’ve had great experience working with other artists and producers,” Liv says. “We love finding talent, figuring out what that artist stands for and nurturing their creativity.” Now Nervo are capitalizing on their solid track record by signing a multi-faceted label deal with Astralwerks/Virgin Records that enables them to release their own music as artists for the first time ever. “After so many years writing for and producing tracks for other artists, we are thrilled to be working on our own material that truly represents who we are,” Liv says. “When we’re in the studio, we get the chance to be artistically free and that’s very satisfying.” “With our own songs, there are no creative boundaries, which are really exciting.” Mim adds.
The deal also enables Mim and Liv to tap into their roots in the underground club scene and sign artists to their newly created imprint, Nervo Records. “We feel like this deal with EMI is the perfect platform for us to showcase the young, hot talent we’re always discovering through our journeys, whether it’s through spinning alongside our DJ friends or meeting an aspiring vocalist at a club,” Liv says. “Music culture is what turns us on so we want to be at the forefront of that by finding artists and bringing out their best with Nervo Records,” Mim says.
Liv recently moved to New York City, while Mim still lives in London, enabling the duo to keep their finger on the pulse on both sides of the Atlantic. “It couldn’t be a better set-up,” Mim says. “We’re constantly moving around the world, so as we hear different sounds and discover new trends, now we have an exciting platform to channel it all.” Nervo attended this year’s Winter Music Conference where they previewed their debut dance release “This Kind of Love” on UK’s Loaded Records, which has since gone #1 on the World Club Charts and #2 on the UK Music Week Club Charts.
Recently Nervo released another big dancefloor hit “Irresistible” featuring the vocals of British singer Ollie James, with some great remixes from TV Rock, Sideways, Myon & Shane 54, Beckwith and Chuckie & Gregori Losman. And soon they planning on releasing their first debut Nervo album. You can also hear their vocal on last year hit “Take Me To Ibiza” from Massive and check their remixing skills on such songs as Cobra Starship “Hot Mess”, Delerium “Dust In Gravity”, Gravy “All The Bad Girls”, Sergio Medes feat Black Eyed PEas “Mas Que Nada” and Chuckie & LMFAO “Let The Bass Kick”.
Mp3: Nervo – Irresistible (Feat Ollie James) (Radio Mix)
Mp3: Nervo – This Kind Of Love (Feat Ollie James) (Club Mix)
Mp3: Massive – Take Me To Ibiza (Feat Nervo) (Radio Edit)
Mp3: Alex Sayz – Hate To Love (Feat Evi) (Nervo Remix)
Mp3: Delerium – Dust In Gravity (Feat Kreesha Turner) (Nervo Radio Edit)
Nervo – Irresistible (Feat Ollie James)