Nouvelle Vague Are A Little Bit Bossa Nova With New EP ‘Athol-Brose’

Nouvelle Vague 1 Photo Credit Julian Marshall

Nouvelle Vague is the brainchild of French producers Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux, who started the unique project in 2004, appropriating classic 80’s songs from the punk, post-punk and new wave canon and reinterpreting them as Brazilian Bossa Nova.

Nouvelle Vague employed a legion of female singers, many unknown until their performances with the band. Over the course of four records, they sold more than one million albums worldwide, including their self-titled 2004 album and 2006’s ‘Bande A Part’ —which were released in the US. The band toured internationally including sold out shows at  Royal Albert Hall in London, The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Olympia in Paris.

After a several year hiatus, Collin and Libaux embark on a new chapter in the Nouvelle Vague saga. Their new work not only contains the punk and post-punk reinventions that the band is known for but includes new remixes of Nouvelle Vague classic songs recorded with traditional live musicians and also marks the first original compositions by Libaux and Collin.

Their EP, ‘Athol-Brose’, is out on September 2, and can be pre-ordered here. You can see Nouvelle Vague live in concert at the following dates and venues:

15 Nov, London, Forum tickets

23 Nov – Berlin,  Postbahnhof

24 Nov – Warsaw, Progresja Music Zone

25 Nov – Prague, Palak Akropolis

29 Nov – Wien, WUK

30 Nov – Budapest, A38 Ship

03 Dec – Lausanne – Les Dock s tickets

08 Dec – Au Flow – Paris tickets

23 Feb – Bruxelles – Botanic

Find Nouvelle Vague online on Facebook, Spotify, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Check out their cover of the Cocteau Twins’ song, ‘Athol-Brose’:

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