It is that time of the year where we celebrate the acts that you need to keep an eye on in 2023. It is an exciting time of the year as it means we can talk to acts to find out what they have in store for audiences and what you can look forward to in the new year. Today we speak to the band Novacrow about exciting plans for 2023.
Hello tell us all about your band?
We are Novacrow. We’re an alternative metal band from Liverpool UK. Our music infuses elements from all sorts of genres, with lots of inspiration from horror and touches of humour. We love to put on ridiculous high-energy live shows and any excuse to make total fools out of ourselves.
How was 2022 for your band – what were the highlights?
It’s been a brilliant year for us. We’ve released a brand new album ‘Look at me Now’, which we have worked incredibly hard on and are extremely proud of. We’ve had some really awesome shows, including Bloodstock festival and HRH Ibiza.
How did you get into music?
Kitty: I started teaching myself guitar when I was in my early teens because I really wanted a tool to use to write music. I was so inspired by kickass women like Joan Jett and desperately wanted to make my own songs. I started making YouTube videos from about age 15, joined a band and started doing music journalism across the next few years. It’s always been a massive passion for me. I absolutely love getting lost in the moment when performing or creating music.
What are your plans for the band in 2023?
We’re in the process of booking more epic live dates and have a few exciting surprises up our sleeves…
What other bands and musicians are you looking forward to seeing perform this year?
Perturbator. In 2023, Leprous, Kalandra, Gojira, Devin Townsend, Nova Twins and Igorrr.
What styles do you hope to see more of in music this year?
Kitty: I want to discover some more hidden gems. I’m a big fan of dark synth and it blends together so wonderfully with metal, so some more juicy heavy post apocalyptic music.
What band is your ones to watch in 2023 and why?
Nova Twins, ZAND, Holy Wars- all killer performers with solid new releases.
Do you have any new years resolutions? If so what are they?
Kick even more ass every single day.
Are you on social media? If so how can people find out more about your troupe?
Music, merch, and more: www.novacrowofficial.com
QUICK FIRE ROUND
The movie or television show you are looking forward to seeing this year?
Your favourite book?
The Stand- Stephen King
One thing you will always remember about 2022?
Guitarist Jonyx and I got married and it was awesome
If you could paint anything what would you paint?
A huge hideous old fashioned nude band portrait that would be hung (in both senses) for all the world to see.
What is the most delightful word you can think of?
October Rust- Type O Negative
Where would you love to go on holiday this year?
Go back to Japan and travel from North to South.
What is your favourite quote from a television show?
“I’m seeing double here! Four Krustys!”- The Simpsons
Who is your favourite film character and why?
Tim Curry as Long John Silver in Muppet Treasure Island. Or pretty much any Tim Curry character.