Nouvelle Vague are set to release their four-song EP Athol Brose on September 2 via Kwaidan Records / !K7, their first new recordings since 2010. Stereogum premieres (the title track) a reworking of a Cocteau Twins classic featuring Liset Alea. View full post HERE and SHARE HERE. For a video teaser of the new EP, view/share HERE and pre-order link HERE.

Nouvelle Vague is the brainchild of French producers Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux, who started the unique project in 2004, appropriating classic 80’s and 90’s hits from the punk, post-punk and new wave cannon and reinterpreting them as Brazilian Bossa Nova. The band employed a legion of female singers, many unknown until their performances with the band. Over the course of four records, the band sold more than one million albums worldwide including their self-titled 2004 album and 2006’s Bande A Part —which were released in the U.S.  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.


1. Athol-Brose featuring Liset Alea (Cocteau Twins cover)

2. La Pluie et Le Beau Temps (composed by Olivier Libaux)

3. Love Will Tear Us Apart
(Dream Koala Remix of Nouvelle Vague, Joy Division cover)

4. Ever Fallen In Love (Unlocked Destination) (Buzzcocks cover)

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