Nick Mulvey

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The music of Nick Mulvey is already travelling well. Since parting ways with his former band Portico Quartet to focus on this solo venture, the journey couldn't have been kinder in such a short space of time.

First and foremost there are the songs. Songs which dance to Nick's offbeat tones and rhythms. His unorthodox guitar playing, aided by a Cuban guitar course which taught him how to make the most of his quickdraw picking technique added a certain Spanish flavour to the sound, and spins Nick into a world which straddles the leftfield. Not a stranger to a high calibre of musicianship (he played a relatively new, otherworldly instrument called The Hang in his old band), Nick often takes the complex route in setting down his arrangements, for a wholly satisfying listener experience.

His Spring release through Communion Records, the exquisite Fever To The Form EP, introduced Nick to an audience that generally demand more from their 'troubadour' singer-songwriters than a battered acoustic guitar, a heartful of woe, and coffee’n’ nicotine stained copies of On The Road and 'Blonde on Blonde', and he passed that particular test with flying colours. The EP's lead track had a persistent, lilting groove and was backed by a handful of genuinely intriguing songs that evoked and upturned cornerstone records by the likes of Nick Drake and John Martyn, but also crept and bent around structures akin to The Beta Band or musicians much further left than the alt crowd would normally dare stretch.

As the buzz built, so did attendances at Nick's shows over the course of a very busy Summer. Highlight performances at Glastonbury to the Cambridge Folk Festival, Latitude to Belladrum, and three spellbinding, sold-out EP launch shows in London, Nick's is a sound that appeals to a broad, eclectic audience and he is busy making the most of it.

Nitrous is another fine song with a heavy, chugging groove. It is already a favourite in the live show, morphing, as it does here, into a cover of Olive's classic 90's dance hit, 'You're Not Alone'. The single is backed with his reworking of Gillian Welch's exquisite 'Look At Miss Ohio'.

This Autumn, Nick will head out on the road as guest to Laura Marling on her UK tour in October, followed by a headline tour of his own in November.
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Nick Mulvey "Cucurucu (Full Version)"
Album: Cucurucu Single
Genres: Folk Music, Indie Rock, Rock
Moods: Delicate, Light-hearted, Nostalgic, Optimistic, Relaxing
Nick Mulvey "Cucurucu (Instrumental)"
Album: Cucurucu Single
Genres: Folk Music, Indie Rock, Rock
Moods: Delicate, Light-hearted, Nostalgic, Optimistic, Energetic
Nick Mulvey "Cucurucu (Radio Edit)"
Album: Cucurucu Single
Genres: Folk Music, Indie Rock, Rock
Moods: Delicate, Light-hearted, Nostalgic, Optimistic, Chilled
Nick Mulvey "Ailsa Craig"
Album: First Mind
Genres: Folk Music, Latin
Moods: Lush, Relaxed, Warm

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