The Thekla Archives: 2012

Melanie Pain, Thekla presents Melanie Pain: 18+ EVENT

  • Saturday 8th December 2012

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"With My Name, Mélanie Pain has created an intensely personal debut. The same off-kilter energy as Macy Gray combining a head-soothingly soft delivery with edgy emotion about love and damaged romance." - Mojo
Delivering confessional folk-pop chansons in English and French with the coy, breathy vocals of an ingénue, Mélanie Pain has the sort of oeuvre and style that inspire descriptions like “sugar and spice”, “naughty but nice”. As one of the main voices of Nouvelle Vague since their first album in 2004, she seduced audiences with sassy sweetness on originals and covers like This is Not a Love Song, Teenage Kicks and Dance with Me.
As a performer, the distinctly chic Mélanie Pain has held her own in both grand spaces (Paris Olympia, Royal Albert Hall) and smaller venues (sold out London Jazz Cafe). 
After releasing her debut album "My Name" (2009) in France, UK, Australia and Asia, and touring internationally for 2 years, Mélanie secluded herself in Manchester to write new material with only an autoharp, miniature casio keyboard and a ukulele. Back in France she teamed up with reknowned producer and composer Albin de La Simone (Vanessa Paradis, Iggy Pop, Keren Ann) to record her forthcoming album. 
Staying true to her style of retro pop, but pushing further towards a more exuberant, feisty sound with programmed beats and distorted vintage synths, Mélanie is now on the road with her second album : "Bye Bye Manchester", to be released later in 2012.