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The French Nouvelle Vague to the Greeks: Stay Greeks!

16 December 2010 / 15:12:30  GRReporter
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Parisian air and love atmosphere, stylish and mock-weary but full of energy will bring Nouvelle Vague in the Fuzz club in Athens tomorrow night. Greek people and French people are alike because each of them can spend a long time in the country of the other and feel at home, said Olivier Libaux - one of the founders of the band. “Greeks were calmer than French people because of the time, the economy, because of their way of thinking and living. I hope this won’t change after everything we hear about the Greek economy. Please, do not be like today’s French people who only complain and are never satisfied with anything! Stay Greeks!”

The band that released its first album in 2004 titled in the name of the group had tremendous success worldwide and its concert in Greece last year was sold out. Olivier Libaux said that the group comes in the country for the third time but he has the feeling that this is his fourth or fifth time - he is so accustomed to Greece and likes to come in Athens in December. "We love the Greek audience and we have much of a fun here," said he for the Downtown magazine.
The band has earned the fame of a remixing group and Olivier reveals that some of the groups they love are Cure, Clash, The Sound - anyway the music from the 1980s as well as the 1960s bossa nova composing technique and the 1950s jazz are the influences that inspire the members of Nouvelle Vague. Some of their most popular remixes are: Dance with Me, In a Manner of Speaking, Guns of Brixton, Love will Tear Us Apart. According to Olivier Libaux, Nouvelle Vague is a band of solo performers of their own career but they love to work together, to share and realize their ideas, and to present them to their friends. The next challenge for them is to find a new way to record the songs so that each new album contains new ideas and challenges.

Could we still ask whether there is music that one is ashamed to admit liking? If there is something that might not be attached to the good music taste category but to be liked by Olivier Libaux is Britney Spears’ Womaniser and he himself said that it proved not so bad a song later.

Fuzz club

1, Patriarhou Joachim Blvd. and 209, Piraeus Blvd.

Friday, December 17, 8:00 pm

Tickets at the entrance: € 30, presale: € 25


Tags: NewsMusicConcertsJazzNew wave Nouvelle vague Post punk
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