Nouvelle Vague

From20 April 2019to28 April 2019

Nouvelle Vague

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Nouvelle Vague (formed in 2003) is a French punk and new wave cover band, fronted by musicians Marc Collin and Oliver Libaux.

The band’s distinct and tidy concept of reinterpreting Nouvelle Vague or “new wave” songs in English, with a Portuguese/Brazilian twist, was the idea of producers Marc Collin and Oliver Libaux. Collin had previously worked with the trip-hop group Ollano, producing electronic club material and composed film soundtracks including “The Kidnapper’s Theme”, whilst Libaux had a history of performing in a number of French pop bands until the duo met in 1998.

The pair intentionally invited French and Brazilian singers who hadn’t previously heard the intended covers to sing, which resulted in the songs being as novel as possible. The group’s eponymously-titled debut album brought back to life songs by XTC, Modern English, The Clash and Joy Division. The album was released in 2004 in Europe and the year after in the U.S. and was supported by a worldwide tour including dates in Shanghai, New York, and Rio de Janeiro.

Nouvelle Vague’s sophomore release “Bande à Part” (2006) continued the same theme as its predecessor, this time covering the songs “Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t)” originally by the Buzzcocks, “The Killing Moon” by Echo & the Bunnymen and “Heart of Glass” by Blondie. The band then went on to give a number of notable film songs their unique Nouvelle Vague treatment entitled “Coming Home” released in 2007.

The third studio album proper “3” actually featured a number of new wave artist including Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore and Echo & the Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch, released in 2009. The same year arrived the album “Acoustic”, which was released only in Portugal and the two best-of albums “Best of” and “The Singers” both released in 2010. Nouvelle Vague’s subsequent release “Couleurs sure Paris” (2010) took the band’s influence and inspiration from a new source, the French punk and post-punk induced the ’70s and ’80s, with singles including “2 People In a Room” and “Amoureux Solitaires”.

Saturday 20 April 2019
Nouvelle Vague
Dreamland, Margate, UK

Sunday 21 April 2019
Nouvelle Vague
The Junction, Cambridge, UK

Monday 22 April 2019
Nouvelle Vague
Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK

Tuesday 23 April 2019
Nouvelle Vague
Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK

Thursday 25 April 2019
Nouvelle Vague
St Luke’s, Glasgow, UK

Friday 26 April 2019
Nouvelle Vague
The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, UK

Sunday 28 April 2019
Nouvelle Vague
Manchester Gorilla, Manchester, UK

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