Mim and Livs career took off in 2009, when they co-wrote and produced the emphatic and global hit 'When Love Takes Over for David Guetta and Kelly Rowland. Ranked by Billboard as the #1 Dance/pop collaboration of all time! However, their journey into dance music started years prior in the festival fields of their native Australia, where as teenagers they took every opportunity to go and see electronic acts like: The Prodigy, Basement Jaxx, and Fatboy Slim. Purple hair and purple lipstick; we did it all, says Mim. We almost broke ribs being in the front row of the mosh pit. We were those people in the crowd for so many years, to be playing on the same bill with some of those artists now is just electrifying.
Having cemented their songwriting prowess with a global No. 1 (plus several other songs for artists like: Kesha, Kylie Minogue and Armin van Buuren), NERVO set out to pursue their own career as artists, by writing and producing their own songs under their artist name, NERVO. Their friends and collaborators in the world showed up to support them. 'Were All No One with Afrojack and Steve Aoki (No. 8 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart), 'The Way We See The World with Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike (the official anthem of Tomorrowland 2011, which has garnered over 30 million YouTube views), 'Reason with Hook N Sling, 'Something to Believe In with Norman Doray, 'Like Home with Nicky Romero (their first No. 1 topping the Beatport chart for 3 consecutive weeks), 'Turn This Love Around with Armin van Buuren (off the No. 1 DJs new album 'Intense): Their list of A-List collaborators is dance musics longest and most enviable and in a world dominated by 'bros, these girls can do it for themselves.
NERVOs original 'Youre Gonna Love Again has over 13 million views and their 2013 single 'Hold On (#1 on the Billboard Club Play chart) has garnered over 8 million views. Normally we open our DJ sets with one of our own records and the second that happens and you see the hands go up, its game on, says Liv. Weve worked so hard in our industry, behind the scenes, to step out and be releasing records in our own name is a whole different energy, a whole different world. It really is addictive and so rewarding.
The girls get a regular fix during their residencies and headlining sets at some of the top venues and events in the world including the new Las Vegas mega-club 'Hakkasan and Ibiza Beach Club 'Ushuaia (home to their #NERVONation parties). NERVO are also regular Main Stage performers at festivals like: Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival, Creamfields and Electric Zoo as well as embarking on Headlining tours of their own in Mexico and beyond!
Wherever it may be the sisters are always playing to their devoted fans who wear homemade NERVO T-Shirts and hoist signs (Will you marry me? Lesbians for NERVO), curve their hands into heart shapes and post photos and poems to show their love and appreciation. The girls are seeing more and more NERVO fan bases, in all corners of the world. As the NERVO family/army grows from NERVO Malaysia, NERVO Colombia, NERVO Mexico and so on. NERVO has seen rapid growth across their social media channels including 595,000 Instagram followers, 852,000 Twitter followers and over 3,400,000 likes on Facebook.
Style-savvy, fearless, positive and talented: Its no wonder that NERVO was invited to join the ranks of the legendary beauties who can call themselves CoverGirls, added to the iconic CoverGirl brands family of spokeswomen, last year. The partnership is just one more fabulous chapter in the developing NERVO story. Lets face it, you can be creative in many ways, says Mim. From wearing crazy clothes and great makeup to playing wicked tunes. Its all part of the experience. In January 2015 NERVO were announced as the new brand ambassadors for Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer. In May 2015 Ballantines Scotch Whisky launched their NERVO 'Stay True campaign. This summer sees the launch of NERVOs clothing collaboration with Franklin & Marshall.
NERVO are regularly featured in: Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, NYLON, InStyle, People and other fashion/pop culture publications around the globe. In August 2013 NERVO performed live from the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards and in November 2013 they appeared on BRAVO TV as guest judges on the Rihanna produced reality show 'Styled To Rock'. In January 2014 NERVO were announced as one of the 4 introductory DJs for the brand new BBC Radio 1 'Residency Shows: "Weve been listening to Radio One religiously for 10 years. Its a dream come true to have our show on it!" says Liv.
NERVO's single titled 'Revolution, a collaboration with R3hab and Ummet Ozcan, spent 3 weeks at #1 on Beatport, the vocal version released in January 2014 also made the top 10 and the video has over 14 million views and counting. In May 2014 Liv and Mim released their first Ministry of Sound compilation album titled 'INSPIRED, which landed them in the Top 5 on the iTunes chart. The album included the single 'Sunshine Thru Rain Clouds' ft. Duane Harden. In August 2014 NERVO released their next single, a collaboration with R3hab, titled 'Ready For the Weekend. The track immediately went to #1 on the Beatport Top 100 Chart.
NERVO released 'Rise Early Morning ft. Au Revoir Simone in November 2014, the the first single from their Ultra Music July 2015 debut artist album titled 'Collateral. Follow up tracks have included 'It Feels and 'Haute Mess, and the new single 'Hey Ricky featuring Kreayshawn, Dev, and ALISA.