Nouvelle Vague (Peacefrog)

Nouvelle Vague came to attention in 2004 with their loungey covers of cuts by the likes of Joy Division and The Cure.

Two albums later, what started as a neat gimmick is now a creative dead end.

Neither Depeche Mode’s Master And Servant or Talking Heads’ Road To Nowhere gain much from being delivered with a gentle swing; by the time a bleating balladic version of the Sex Pistols’ God Save The Queen rolls around, you’ve heard the punchline several times.