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Nouvelle Vague
I Could Be Happy
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November 4, 2016


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 (whose Fade Out Lines was remixed by The Avener,) Nadeah, Mélanie Pain, and, soon, Liset Alea.

The gambit paid off, with sales of over one million records over four albums released between 2004 and 2010, and world tours that included stops at venues such as London’s Royal Albert Hall, L.A.’s Hollywood Bowl and Paris’ Olympia. Since 2011, Nouvelle Vague had stopped recording, focusing on an innovative live show created in collaboration with the mythical Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (Ceremony and Dawn of innocence,) and branching out into different projects: Olivier’s Uncovered Queen of the Stone Age, and Marc’s Bristol, along with his Kwaidan label. The time seems right to write a new chapter in the Nouvelle Vague saga: with a new album “I Could Be Happy” and live show, the band and its coterie of female vocalists continue their time travels with a renewed alegria.

Nouvelle vague by Nouvelle Vague and Some Friends is thus more of a nexus of forthcoming projects: a new album comprised of punk and post punk standards imbued with the inimitable Nouvelle Vague touch, and, for the first time, a bevy of surprising Collin/Libaux which prove that the two producers are more than prodigious arrangers. This album is also the opportunity to gather again the pioneer singers of Nouvelle Vague: Élodie Frégé, Mélanie Pain, Liset Alea, Nadeah and to find other guests as Camille or Clara Luciani.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Athol Brose Nouvelle Vague feat. Liset Alea 4:41 Buy
  2. 2 Love Comes In Spurts Nouvelle Vague 2:36 Buy

    Love Comes In Spurts

  3. 3 I Wanna Be Sedated Nouvelle Vague 3:34 Buy

    I Wanna Be Sedated

  4. 4 I Could Be Happy Nouvelle Vague 3:40 Buy

    I Could Be Happy

  5. 5 All Cats Are Grey Nouvelle Vague ft. Mélanie Pain 3:43 Buy

    All Cats Are Grey

  6. 6 No One Is Receiving Nouvelle Vague 3:21 Buy

    No One Is Receiving

  7. 7 Maladroit Nouvelle Vague 3:27 Buy
  8. 8 Algo Familiar Nouvelle Vague feat. Liset Alea 4:21 Buy
  9. 9 Loneliness Nouvelle Vague ft. Mélanie Pain 3:48 Buy
  10. 10 La Pluie Et Le Beau Temps Nouvelle Vague 3:31 Buy

    La Pluie Et Le Beau Temps

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