Idolising Nova are a 3-piece indie pop band from Peterborough who formed in 2016.
Jack Fulton Smith (bass & lead vocals), Kris Lee (guitar) and Kyle O’Sullivan (drums & backing vocals) played their first gig in June 2016 at The Voodoo Lounge in Stamford, near Peterborough with the 120 tickets selling out well in advance.
“Take on the World” was the first single to be released, which led to being played on BBC Radio 2 by Janice Long as her ‘Janice loves’ feature, as well as being used during a feature on ITV’s ‘This Morning’. “Take on the World” has also been played on Kerrang Radio and BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire. The boys were invited in to the BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire studios to be interviewed and to play a stripped back version of the track.
Further releases have also been played on ITV’s ‘This Morning’, Kerrang Radio, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire.
Alex Baker from Kerrang Radio said ‘I came across these guys a few weeks ago and I’ve just fallen in love with them! They are writing sick, timeless tunes and it’s very exciting’.
Idolising Nova take pride in being a good live band, with their aim being that people leave a gig feeling like they have watched a show, rather than simply watched the band play their songs. This is reflected in the crowd interaction and stage presence at shows, as well as big intros and extended versions of their songs.
The boys went on their first UK tour in March 2017, playing a sold out hometown show in Peterborough, as well as London (supporting Jessarae), Sheffield, Manchester, Brighton, Bedford, Birmingham (supporting Club Drive – sold out) and Leicester.
Other shows include the Peterborough Christmas Lights Switch-On, 3 sold out hometown shows, a headline show at 229 The Venue in London, supporting Noga Erez at Esquires, Bedford and an exclusive show for BBC staff at the Broadcasting House in London. Festival performances in 2017 included a headline slot at Deepings Beer Festival, Ampthill Festival and Wilkestock Festival. They were due to play the Sunday at Y Not Festival, which ended up being cancelled due to the weather/ mud!
Idolising Nova are currently writing and recording new music and preparing to support The Vamps on their Night And Day Tour in Amsterdam, Paris & Cologne in May!
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