Songwriter/Producer Duo Nervo Signs to Astralwerks/Virgin
Wed, 24 Mar 2010 08:21:00
No more bridesmaid roles for Australian sisters Liv and Mim Nervo! The in-demand songwriter/producer duo have signed a recording contract with Astralwerks/Virgin and they will release their own music as artists, as opposed to behind-the-scenes, hired guns, for the first time ever in their career. They also have their own, brand spanking new imprint, dubbed Nervo Records.
The sisters co-wrote Ke$ha's hits "Boots & Boys" from her chart-topping Animal album and they are also co-writing the song "VIP" for the star. They also co-wrote tunes for Pussycat Dolls and Miley Cyrus, having penned the theme song "Let's Get Crazy,” the theme song to Hannah Montana: The Movie. Clearly, these broads can write hits.
"We've had great training working with other artists," says Liv Nervo. "We love finding talent, figuring out what that artist stands for, and nurturing their creativity." Added Mim: "Music and club 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. We are attracted to challenging, club-friendly sounds fused with pop — that's really our trademark, so we’re excited to bring our own take on it to the public."
As for stepping out from behind the board, the sisters Nervo are thrilled. "After so many years writing for and producing tracks for other artists, we are thrilled to be releasing our own material that truly represents who we are," says Liv. "Our own stuff tends to be a bit more tongue-in-cheek and even risqué. When we're in the studio, we get the chance to be artistically free and that’s really satisfying." Adds Mim: "With our own songs, there are no creative boundaries. We can do whatever we want with the music and lyrics, which is really exciting."
Do you think the Nervo Sisters can be the next Neptunes? Do you think they will translate their behind-the-scenes success here?