Take a sonic summer holiday with Nouvelle Vague at So Frenchy So Chic
There’s something so quintessentially dreamy about France – from wine and cheese to twinkling lights, the whole culture is wrapped in style and sophistication. It’s no wonder that Nouvelle Vague is one of the country’s most popular musical exports – the hypnotic sounds and offbeat covers of the group have stolen the hearts of many. The group’s appearance at the Brisbane Powerhouse’s So Frenchy So Chic concert series is happening on Friday January 20 to bring tunes that will make you swoon.
The So Frenchy So Chic concert series is curated to celebrate the very best in French music and performance, so it’s no wonder that Nouvelle Vague is making an appearance. For those unfamiliar, the band is a truly unique project that comes from the minds of Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux – the duo has created something of an ever-changing line-up of talent that takes iconic post-punk classics and runs them through a bossa nova filter. This is no ordinary cover band – these reinterpretations take things to a whole new level.
This appearance will treat audiences to songs from latest release I Could Be Happy, which is the first piece of new music from the project since 2011. As well as some killer cover choices from the likes of The Cure and Ramones, this effort is also the band’s first foray into original compositions. The set features a great dose of these fresh originals, as well as some of the band’s well-known smooth classics from The Clash, Echo & the Bunnymen and Joy Division just to name a few.
Tickets to Nouvelle Vague’s set at So Frenchy So Chic are available through the Brisbane Powerhouse website – très bien!