Thursday, 29 November 2007

easy listening - and not barry manilow!


Came across this band - Nouvelle Vague - via Michi Girl (a great little newsletter that's worth subscribing to for the illos alone). They're playing with DJ Solal (from the Gotan Project) vs Filip Wauters at the Metro in March. This is how they're billed:

It’s cocktail hour! Adding a sophisticated French bossa nova twist to British new-wave classics from the 80s, Nouvelle Vague’s chic chanteuses purr their way through an evening of stylish reinterpretations. Tracks like Blondie’s ‘Heart of glass’ and Echo and the Bunnymen’s ‘The killing moon’ are infused with Caribbean flavours (reggae, salsa, calypso), Brazilian rhythms and jazz. Using percussion, acoustic guitar and accordion with smouldering vocals, Nouvelle’s multi-instrumentalists transform each song into an original masterpiece.

Sounds intriguing and cool and I'm desperate to find some new CD's for my collection. Wearing out Fever Italia, Bossa Nova by Stan Getz and Gilles Peterson's Brazil series. Has anyone listened to their CD? Or get any others they can recommend?

Image courtesy of Metro Theatre Sydney.

3 comments:

Suzy said...

Sounds interesting...I need something new too. I never tire of Pink Martini though!

Lizzie said...

Nouvelle Vague are fantastic! I came across them some years back in a waterfront bar in Stockholm and quickly bought their first cd, I think they have about 3 out now. They played the Metro this year too but I had to give my ticket to my partner as I had family in town, maybe I'll get to go this time.

sam said...

In a similar vein to Fever Italia is So Frenchy, So Chic (2007). It took me a few listens but I really dig it.

Btw, I'm really enjoying your blog. I'm going to check out some of your music recommendations... I'm always on the look out for new tunes.

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