REEKING of insane levels of cool and sophistication, French New Wave experts Nouvelle Vague breeze into town this week for a gig in Dolan’s Warehouse.
Effectively a cover band who re-work versions of much loved classics of popular punk and New Wave anthems into a Bossa Nova-Brazilian pop style, Nouvelle Vague is the brainchild of French producers Marc Collin and Oliver Libaux, with a revolving coterie of female singers which includes Melanie Pain and Liset Alea (pictured).
In fact, Collin and Libaux have recruited more than half a dozen French and Brazilian vocalists, all of whom were unfamiliar with the original versions of songs such as Joy Division’s Love will Tear us Apart and XTCs Making Plans for Nigel, to ensure the cover versions had their own singular identity.
The group, who released a ‘Best Of’ collection of songs in 2010, arrive in Limerick this Saturday fresh from a gig in Galway’s Big Top and have the potential to put on one of the gigs of the year, depending on their Gallic mood.
Dolan’s Warehouse, Saturday, July 21 @ 9pm. Tickets €20