Cult, French New Wave band are probably one of the coolest cover bands you could ever see. Once home to the sultry vocalist Camille, Nouvelle Vague were formed by French producers Marc Collin and Oliver Libaux. The band have featured a number of female vocalists who have gone on to have successful solo careers. This is including: Camille, Phoebe Killdeer, Mélanie Pain, as well as Nadéah Miranda.
Furthermore, with a name that means “new wave” in English and “bossa nova” in Portuguese, Nouvelle Vague’s moniker neatly sums up the group’s concept: Remaking classic new wave singles with a Brazilian pop twist. Formed in 2004 Nouvelle Vague released four albums between 2004-2010 and sold over a million records. Nouvelle Vague have also appeared at venues such as London’s Royal Albert Hall, L.A.’s Hollywood Bowl and Paris’ Olympia.
Between 20011-2016 Nouvelle Vague stopped recording, the band focused on creating an innovative live show. In collaboration with the mythical Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (Ceremony and Dawn of innocence,) the band branched out into different projects. This included: Olivier’s Uncovered Queen of the Stone Age, and Marc’s Bristol, along with his Kwaidan label.
In addition, their latest studio album ‘I Could Be Happy’ was released in 2016 to much critical acclaim and included four self-penned songs written in three different languages. Moreover, this included radical re-workings of songs by The Cure, The Ramones, Altered Images and The Cocteau Twins.
Expect to hear classic tracks such as Joy Divisions ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, and The Buzzcock ‘Ever Fallen In Love’ performed in their unique and enchanting Bossa Nova style.
Nouvelle Vague’s fifteen anniversary tour will coming to the following venues in the UK:
20 April, Margate, Kent Dreamland
21 April, Cambridge, Junction
22 April, London, Islington Assembly Hall
23, April, London Islington Assembly Hall
25 April, Glasgow, St Luke’s
26 April, Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms
27 April, Gateshead, Sage Two
28 April, Gorilla, Manchester