Cult French covers band Nouvelle Vague are set to have a very busy time later this year. The group are releasing a new EP in September, going on tour in November and are gearing up to release a new album.  Led by Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux – and very often accompanied by a variety of talented female vocalists – their upcoming new LP I Could Be Happy promises to feature a host of punk and post punk standards recorded in the group’s distinctive new wave, bossa nova style.

For those unable to wait, Nouvelle Vague will bridge the gap with a new EP, Athol-Brose, on 2nd September.  Featuring the vocal talents of Liset Alea and Élodie Frégé, it contains a mixture of covers, remixes and original material.  The group tackle Buzzcocks’Ever Fallen in Love’ and Cocteau Twins’Athol-Brose,’ while producer and singer Dream Koala remixes the band’s take on Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart.’

Athol-Brose’ has also been chosen to help tease I Could Be Happy in a new, short video.  The teaser trailer shows clips of Liset Alea and the band rehearsing and later recording the luscious cover at the Studio Saint Germain in Paris, giving a taste of what to expect from the record.  Watch below.

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In addition, the band are heading out on tour later in the year.  Two UK and Ireland dates have been confirmed so far, taking place in November.  Details below.

15th November – Forum, London
16th November – Vicar Street, Dublin

Photo credit: Julian Marshall

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