Nouvelle Vague has produced some very original covers. It’s a bit of an oxymoron, but it’s true. I am sure their delightful bossa nova versions of punk songs, like “The Guns of Brixton” could drive purists into fits – but for the rest of us, their music is experimental and pleasant all at once. Two things that don’t go together too often in today’s contemporary music scene.
Their concerts are always a sell out, and this one was no exception. They played with pizzaz and good humour and drummed out our favourites from the 80s with a uniquely French Bossa Nova twist.