Nouveau Velo seem to have lovingly pickpocketed the charming sounds of a Postcard Records era world of indie guitar pop. Their own description of ‘healing pop’ seems entirely relevant. It’s feel good music, without straying into sickly sweet and manages to keep sufficient mystique as to keep them unpredictably guiling. We spoke to Niek from their band prior to their gig at the Paradiso on 4th March and discussed turning from a 3 to a 4 piece, what does a record label want from you these days and what does J Mascis drink backstage. Listen back to the interview here.
We started the show having a rare opinion driven section on the issue of audiences talking through gigs in Amsterdam. We were suggesting it was getting worse and it’s always worse here than most places in Europe. Hell, even Anouk’s had enough. And don’t get us started on using phones to record the entire show. Listen back to 2 voices of reason here tackle the issue with restraint and some considerably insight. Almost.