Nouvelle Vague is a French band founded by producers Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux, which has gained wide notoriety for their versions of classic 80s and 90s hits, selling more than one million albums globally. With November 2016′s ‘I Could Be Happy’, Nouvelle Vague will be releasing original compositions for the first time. The group also released the EP Athol Brose in 2016, with an ambient Dream Koala Remix of the Joy Division anthem, “Love Will Tear Us Apart”.
Nouvelle Vague will soon be releasing their latest album, with a new single just debuted on Brooklyn Vegan. Here’s what the blog had to say:
“Parisian band Nouvelle Vague…made a splash in the mid-’00s with their kitschy, jazzy (often sublime) lounge covers of early ’80s punk and post-punk tunes. The group — Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux with a variety of singers — are back with their fifth LP, I Could Be Happy, which will be out November 4 via Kwaidan Record / !K7. We’ve got the premiere of the LP’s title track, which was originally by Altered Images who had a Top 10 UK hit with it in 1981.”
Teaser for Nouvelle Vague Film
Nouvelle Vague by Nouvelle Vague is a documentary by Marc Collin that takes a look at the story behind the collective, from the original concept in 2003 to the latest album released this year, with a look at all the albums in between and the singers that have accompanied the group during its many tours around the world. Composed entirely of archival images (live shows, TV appearances, home movies, interviews…) the film takes an in-depth view of this unique project that revolutionized what a ‘cover band’ could be.