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Friday, December 07, 2012

Nouvelle Vague: Dawn of Innocence...

On Wednesday night Darren and I went to see Nouvelle Vague perform their musical Dawn of Innocence at the Forum in not so glitzy Kentish Town.

The gig had been rescheduled from a few weeks previously, as had the support act - the wonderful Mélanie Pain. Mélanie Pain (pronounced Melanie 'Pan') is a French indie pop singer from Caen. She came to fame through performing with (guess who?) the new wave band Nouvelle Vague. She was brilliant. Great pop songs sung mainly in French and it created a real buzz in the room. Think we might go and see her again.

After the beak on came Nouvelle Vague. They started with their cover of Fade To Grey and proceeded to gambol through much of their back catalogue ending with the raucous Love Will Tear Us Apart. There were many changes of clothes, quite a bit of dancing and slick production values. And although they sounded great there was still something missing. Something not quite right. It was almost as if they were just going through the motions. Later on we perhaps found out why. It was the last night of their tour and they were probably just wanting it all to be over.

Still, they said they had some new material out next year so maybe that's something to look forward to.

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