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It was in 2004, at the height of the French Touch, that the Parisian
collective, led by Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux, released its first album,
taking its original concept worldwide: New Wave = Wave Bossa Nova = Nouvelle
Vague. Punk and New Wave „standards“ are thus reinterpreted in the
dreamy style of 50s and 60s Bossa Nova, with its lush arrangements and
entrancing vocals. Nouvelle Vague soon became a global phenomenon. In just a few
months, Nouvelle Vague deconstructed the notion of „the cover band“
and, supported by some of the most prestigious labels (Peacefrog, Luaka Bop,
Rough Trade, Pias), delights an audience that almost forgets the original
With five studio albums and extensive global tours under its belt, Nouvelle Vague now celebrates its fifteenth anniversary, hiatus of a few years due to world situation we are now in 2022! In 2018, Nouvelle Vague's live production found the band returning to its roots: acoustic guitar, a few keyboards, a smattering of ambience, and two singers (Mélanie Pain, Elodie Frégé and/or Phoebe Killdeer). With the recent passing of founder Olivier Libaux, the show has once again been revamped to play on well into their 20th anniversary, if not longer… "Out of this world ", " Hauntingly beautiful ", "Best show ever” 2019 also saw the release of the Nouvelle Vague By Nouvelle Vague documentary, which recounts the band singular history, as well as two new studio albums.
BLACK LILYS balances between power and vulnerability, through a luminous, timeless and organic pop.
The duo was discovered with „Boxes“ their first album released in 2018, whose title „Nightfall“ has, among other things, participated in the soundtrack of the series „Elite“, Netflix blockbuster. Brother and sister in life, Camille and Robin deliver a unique and striking sound evoking the work of Angus and Julia Stone, The XX or Aurora.
After having shared the stage with The Dø, Pete Doherty or George Ezra, Black Lilys has just returned from a tour supporting Apple, which took place at the Olympia in September. The duo are about to hit the road again with Nouvelle Vague across the UK.
Their new album „New Era“ will be released in the fall of 2022.