MUSIC: NICK MULVEY ‘FEVER TO THE FORM’

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“My playing is all about lines, not strumming chords. It’s about having motion and rhythm and groove. It doesn’t have to be complex, but it has to be animated. Singer-songwriter stuff, Philip Glass – it’s all in there.” Nick Mulvey

I’m so addicted to… Nick Mulveys‘ debut album ‘First Mind‘. So addicted that I haven’t listened to much else for the past few weeks. I think he’s brilliant.

Nick releases his new single, ‘Fever To The Formwhich is also on his album on the 21st July 2014 through Fiction Records. If you do one thing this year. Listen to Nick Mulvey.

First Mind is an engrossing listen, and not easily defined. It encourages an open-mind (the ‘First Mind’ perhaps), and a sense of the worldliness that Nick poured into its making. Cucurucu is an interpretation of DH Lawrence’s poem, Piano, wrapped within a heady groove. And groove, for all its modern day baggage, is at the heart of everything Nick Mulvey does. Nitrous, a song about a daydreamer selling laughing gas, positively radiates with a classic chug and groove when the bassline slinks in. There are contemplative moments too, Fever to the Form and Meet Me There are poignant odes, whilst The Trellis and Juramidam showcase that leftfield, Eastern-inflected guitar technique. It is a record that gets under your skin, and its sense of exploration is palpable.

Order First Mind here: iTunesCDLP

LIVE DATES:

Nick Mulvey Live:
28th June – Glastonbury Festival (Pyramid Stage)
29th June – Glastonbury Festival (Williams Green Stage)
4th July – Blissfields Festival, Hampshire
19th July – Somersault Festival, Devon
20th July – Curious Arts Festival, Hampshire
3rd August – Camp Bestival, Dorset
17th August – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons
5th September – Bestival, Isle of Wight

Autumn Headline Tour:
9th October – The Phoenix, Exeter
10th October – Princess Pavillions, Falmouth
12th October – O2 Academy, Oxford
13th October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
14th October – Komedia, Bath
16th October – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
17th October – Junction, Cambridge
19th October – Waterfront, Norwich
20th October – Komedia, Brighton
22nd October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
23rd October – Institute, Birmingham
24th October – Leadmill, Sheffield
26th October – Oran Mor, Glasgow
27th October – The Sage, Gateshead
29th October – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
30th October – Cathedral, Manchester

Enjoy!

Becki Bx

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