Nouvelle Vague’s Joy Division Cover Gets a Remix

August 22, 2016
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French band Nouvelle Vague returns with a cover of Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” Remixed by Kid Koala

Nouvelle Vague is the brainchild of French producers Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux, who started the unique project in 2004, appropriating classic 80’s and 90’s hits from the punk, post-punk and new wave cannon and reinterpreting them as Brazilian Bossa Nova. The band employed a legion of female singers, many unknown until their performances with the band. Over the course of four records, the band sold more than one million albums worldwide including their self-titled 2004 album and 2006’s Bande A Part.  

After a several year hiatus, Collin and Libaux embark on a new chapter in the Nouvelle Vague saga. Their new work not only contains the punk and post-punk reinventions that the band is known for but includes new remixes of Nouvelle Vague classic songs recorded with traditional live musicians and also marks the first original compositions by Libaux and Collin.

Check out The Dream Koala Remix of Nouvelle Vague’s cover of the Joy Division classic “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” PopMatters notes that, “This airy Dream Koala remix reenvisions the tune as an ethereal, dreamy bit of ambient chill-out,” and hails the song as “very sleek and trippy.”

The track appears on Nouvelle Vague’s upcoming four-song EP Athol Brose, out September 2 via Kwaidan Records / !K7. The EP marks the group’s first new recordings since 2010.  


1. Athol-Brose featuring Liset Alea (Cocteau Twins cover)

2. La Pluie et Le Beau Temps (composed by Olivier Libaux)

3. Love Will Tear Us Apart (Dream Koala Remix of Nouvelle Vague, Joy Division cover)

4. Ever Fallen In Love (Unlocked Destination) (Buzzcocks cover)