Melanie Pain has left our shores after a warm series of live concerts in Wellington, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. The lead singer of Nouvelle Vague who seduced millions with her breathy vocals, now brings her ingénue musical charms to a solo career mixing French and English, indie and pop, with songs both sassy and sweet. Our Oceanic region is releasing Melanie’s debut album “My name’ first. It will reach France in September. Enjoy the journey.
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A quick chronology
Late 70s: Born in North of France.
Late 80s: Move to the South of France, study political science, then go to London. Buy red Doc Martins and The Smiths t-shirts.
Late 90s: Move to Paris, sing with Villeneuve and m83.
2004: Meet Marc Collin and sing on the first Nouvelle Vague album and tour with Camille – known in London as “the French lesbian show”. Climb on bars in New York, steal bottles and try to make the audience “too drunk to fuck” with Camille.
2005: More touring with Nouvelle Vague. Share the stage with Phoebe Killdeer for 100 shows around the world. Enjoy platonic love affairs with every local tour manager.
2006: Record the Nouvelle Vague second album, Bande à Part. Support Dead Can Dance at the Hollywood Bowl. Known on tour as “the Jack Daniels girl”.
2007: Commence work on a solo album with Villeneuve and Pap Seziel, record the first demo tracks Peut être Pas, La Cigarette and Helsinki. More touring with Nouvelle Vague even further away from home.
2008: Sing with Martin Gore and Ian McCullough for the third Nouvelle Vague album, due out in Spring 2009. Record own first solo album, My Name, with Villeneuve and Marc Collin in Paris. Julien Doré and Thomas Dybdahl lend their brilliant voices.
2009: Release My Name in Australia, Asia and Europe. Begin touring once again…