nouvelle vague

Ending the weekend with a show is something of a novelty and Nouvelle Vague was an rarer treat. Destined to be big, they played to a great audience last night who couldn't stay off their feet and chairs, much to the frustration of the security guards. Their albums, A Bande Apart and their self-titled first release, are all covers of 80's new wave and punk songs done in wildly original bossa-nova arrangements.
Both girls sing in different styles, but Melanie Pain's voice, reminiscent of Broadcast and Frente, recreates the Joy Division song Love Will Tear Us Apart in a totally new heartbreaking way. Lovely photos shot by Kenny.