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Nouvelle Vague


Nouvelle Vague is a project created by French musicians Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux and a number of female singers, including Alexandra Pavlou of Spring and Suburbia, Mélanie Pain, Marina Celeste & Phoebe Killdeer of Phoebe Killdeer and the Short Straws. The group’s albums consist in brazilian fashioned covers of (primarily) new wave songs (hence the name “Nouvelle Vague”). The covers include songs by Dead Kennedys, The Smiths, Joy Division, Public Image Ltd., Depeche Mode and Bauhaus. Each singer only performed songs they were not previously familiar with, to ensure that each cover would have an individual interpretation.
With a name that means “new wave” in English and “nova onda” in Portuguese (which is the meaning for “bossa nova”, a new music “fashion”), Nouvelle Vague’s moniker neatly sums up the group’s concept: remaking classic new wave singles with a Brazilian pop twist. –

In a Manner Of Speaking (Tuxedo Moon)
Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Bauhaus)
Dance With Me (The Lords of the New Church)
Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division)

Nouvelle Vague (2004)
Bande à Part (2006)
3 (2009)
The Best of (2010)


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