New gigs for The Nouvelles

The Nouvelles
The Nouvelles

A HOTLY-tipped act are hoping to become firm favourites on the Wigan live music scene after announcing plans for a series of regular slots in the town.

Indie-rockers The Nouvelles will perform at The Boulevard tonight and hope their appearance at the Wallgate venue will be the first of many, with plans for weekly live slots in 2014.

The group, made up of vocalists Johnnie Jackson and Robyn Xanthia, guitarist Alex Hardcastle, keyboardist Ben Hesketh, bassist Neil Howarth and drummer Tom Woodburn, is also planning monthly slots at Hindley watering hole The Edington Arms, where they played a festival warm-up gig earlier this year.

The group recently based themselves in Wigan hoping to follow in the footsteps of The Verve and Starsailor who established themselves in the borough before going on to international success.

The Nouvelles will also enter the studio in the New Year, recording debut full-length album This Modern Sound with Merry Hell guitarist John Kettle at his Jaraf House studio in Bamfurlong. They also filmed a video for upcoming single Shine at their rehearsal studio on Cale Lane in New Springs.

Their modern, melodic take on indie music, inspired by acts such as The Killers, has gone down a storm online, with the band reaching number two on ReverbNation’s indie chart.

The Nouvelles will play at the Boulevard on Thursday November 28. To find out more, search for the band on Facebook and Twitter.