Bossa Nova = Nouvelle Vague = New Wave. This transliteration was the starting point for Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux’s unique project, which, by appropriating the punk and post-punk cannon and running it through the Bossa Nova filter, reinvented the cover band genre, revealing new and brilliant talents along the way: Camille, Phoebe Killdeer, Nadeah, Mélanie Pain, and Liset Alea.
The group’s first two albums, Nouvelle Vague (2004) and Bande A Part (2006) defined their unique sound with Bossa versions of new wave classics. Their third album NV3 (2009) featured collaborations with Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore, Ian McCullouch from Echo and the Bunnymen, Terry Hall from The Specials, Barry Adamson, The Saints & Minimal Compact.
Nouvelle Vague are Marc Collin, Olivier Libaux, Mélanie Pain, Elodie Frégé, and Phoebe Killdeer. Now, in celebration of a decade and half in the game, the quirky popsters launch their anniversary tour at Brighton’s CHALK on Tues 4 May.
15 YEARS ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES MAY 2021: 4th – Chalk, Brighton 5th – Thekla, Bristol 7th – The Level, Nottingham 8th – Dancehouse, Manchester 9th – Glee Club, Birmingham 10th – Grand Central Hall, Liverpool 11th – The Brook, Southampton 12th – Phoenix, Exeter 14th – Oran Mor, Glasgow 15th – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen 16th – Liquid Room, Edinburgh 17th – Boiler Shop, Newcastle 18th – Union Chapel, London