Thursday, December 3, 2009

Nouvelle Vague in Belgrade

By: Jelena Jovanovic
Belgrade, Dec.2, 2009 (Serbia Today) - Due to the great interest of Belgrade audiences in the French group Nouvelle Vague, an addition concert was announced for December 12th, and December 13th at Odeon cinema hall.
Tickets for the second day of the concert, which is scheduled for December 13th can be found in Ticket Service and Cultural Center CITY Brace Krsmanovic 4.
Nouvelle Vague , a French group led by arranger and producer Marc Collin and musician Olivier Libaux, entered the spotlight with the bossa nova covers songs and new wave classics in their first two albums, ’Nouvelle Vague’ (2004) and ’Gangs Part’ (2006) sold more than half a million copies.
The bands name is a play on words, meaning "new wave" in French. This refers simultaneously to their "Frenchness" and their "artiness". The term ’Nouvelle Vague’ traditional refers to the 60’s new wave of French cult cinema. The source of their songs which are all covers of punk rock, post-punk, and new wave songs, use a 60’s bossa nova-style arrangements. Some of their unique covers of New Wave 80’s classics are ’Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)’ by Buzzcocks, ’Blue Monday by New Order, ’The Killing Moon’ by Echo & the Bunnymen and ’Heart of Glass’ by Blondie.
This year Nouvelle Vague is just back from the studio with the release with their third album - “3". In this album Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore sings ’Master and Servant’ with Nouvelle Vague’s leading lady Melanie Pain and Ian McCulloch of Echo And The Bunnymen have a duet ’All My Colours’. Marina Celeste performs ’Our Lips Are Sealed’ with Terry Hall of The Specials and Funboy Three. Magazine’s hit ’Parade’ is sung by Barry Adamson and Nouvelle Vague’s Nadeah Miranda.
Songs on the third album are inspired by American country music and bluegrass. Album `3` also has authentic covers, employing Nouvelle Vague unique intrepreations of pop classics such the Talking Head’s ` Road to Nowhere” ,’Heaven’ by Psychodelic Furs, Gary Numan’s ’Metal’, and the Sex Pistols’s anthem ’God Save The Queen’.
Tickets are RSD 1500 and on the day of the concert they will be 1800 dinars

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