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.