Oct 4, 2016
There is something essentially comforting about Nouvelle Vague, and their loungey, bossa nova covers of well-known and some less well-known post-punk tunes.
Back in 2004 they seemed like a novelty that would soon wear off, but, perhaps energised by a surprisingly effervescent live show, they’ve embarked on a career that will soon see them release a fifth LP. The first single from it is a cover of a Cocteau Twins song, from the Scottish band’s 1988 LP, Blue Bell Knoll.
I occasionally feel slightly disrespectful for preferring Nouvelle Vague’s version of a track to the original (the Cramps’ Human Fly, for instance). I feel slightly disrespectful now.
Nouvelle Vague // Athol Brose
And in the interests of balance.
Cocteau Twins // Athol Brose
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