Mélanie Pain

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Mélanie Pain
NouvelleVague Rockefeller Oslo2.JPG
Oslo, Norway. 10 October 2009
Background information
Birth name Mélanie Pain
Origin Caen, France
Genres New wave
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriterne
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2004-present
Labels 101 Distribution
Associated acts Nouvelle Vague
Website http://www.melaniepain.com/

Mélanie Pain is a French indie pop singer from Caen. She used to perform with the band Nouvelle Vague.


Hailing from Aix-en-Provence, Pain studied political sciences before moving to Paris to work in a web agency, and then a design agency. Not originally intending to be a singer, a demo she had recorded vocals on for a friend accidentally found its way into the hands of Nouvelle Vague. Subsequently, she has toured for five years with the band.[1]

She sings in both French and English, after years of covering English songs for Nouvelle Vague.[2] Her influences include The Pixies, Sonic Youth, PJ Harvey and Nick Drake.

In April 2009, Pain released her first solo album entitled My Name featuring artists such as Julien Doré, Phoebe Killdeer and Thomas Dybdahl.


With Nouvelle Vague[edit]




External links[edit]

Birchmeier, Jason. "Melanie Pain". Allmusic.