15 years Anniversary Tour
Bossa Nova = Nouvelle Vague = New Wave. This transliteration was the starting point for Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux’s unique project, which, by appropriating the punk and post-punk cannon and running it through the Bossa Nova filter, reinvented the cover band genre, revealing new and brilliant talents along the way: Camille, Phoebe Killdeer, Nadeah, Mélanie Pain, and Liset Alea.
The group’s first two albums, 'Nouvelle Vague' (2004) and 'Bande A Part' (2006) defined their unique sound with Bossa versions of New Wave Classics. Their third album 'NV3' (2009) featured collaborations with Depeche Mode's Martin Gore, Ian McCullouch from Echo and the Bunnymen, Terry Hall from The Specials, Barry Adamson, The Saints & Minimal Compact.
Nouvelle Vague are Marc Collin, Olivier Libaux, Mélanie Pain, Elodie Frégé, and Liset Alea.
In the search for touchstones she is often compared to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Beth Orton and, vocally, to Sandy Denny – ‘Lucy’s vocal tone has hints of the late Sandy Denny in it – a rare and precious thing indeed’ (bestnewbands.com).
Lucy has been in demand for collaborations over the past few years. Working with a number of electronic music acts to write and record she has featured multiple times on BBC Radio 1 and in Mixmag magazine. She’s also performed on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury festival after reaching the final of the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition.
‘These are strong and striking songs, delivered with both fragility and conviction, which deserve to be heard. A gorgeous, atmospheric offering.’ Folk Radio UK
★★★★ R2 magazine
7/10 Americana U