Nouvelle Vague is a French new wave band that consists of Marc Collin, Olivier Libaux and various singers who make up the "Renouveau de la chanson Française" (the "Renewal of French chanson".
Their eponymous debut album was a combination of New Wave and Bossa Nova, covering great hits from the ‘80s with the likes of The Cure, The Clash and Joy Division.
Two more parts of the new wave movement followed, with Bande à Part (part 2) and 3 (2009) which saw Nouvelle Vague work with the likes of Echo & the Bunnymen and The Specials, as well as covering versions of Yazoo and Depeche Mode making them world famous.
In 2009, Nouvelle Vague toured the world extensively until February 2010 with tour singers Helena Noguerra and Karina Zeviani. The band’s fourth effort Couleurs sur Paris (Colours of Paris) was released in 2010 and stepped back to the times of the ‘70s and ‘80s in Paris with its synths and drum machines.
Many of Nouvelle Vague’s songs have been used in films, TV shows and adverts. Notably their version of The Undertones' "Teenage Kicks" was also used on an advert for the second series of The Inbetweeners and also "Love Will Tear Us Apart", "Just Can't Get Enough", and "Ever Fallen In Love" were used in the BBC series The Delicious Miss Dahl that was on BBC Two in 2010.