Before going in his own direction Nick Mulvey was a member of Portico Quartet, whose debut album ‘Knee-Deep In The North Sea’ was nominated for the Mercury Music prize back in 2008. Leaving a band that has received some sort of commercial acclaim and starting up on your own is always a brave decision, but like Damien Rice before him; it looks like it will in the end, prove to be a wise choice.
If you have ever listened to Portico Quartet you will be aware of their hypnotic electronica sound and Nick has gone in the total opposite direction with his solo-work. New single Fever to the Form is a quite beautiful folk song. Lyrically you need to listen carefully to get the deep, meaningful sentiments Nick expresses in this track, that combined with gentle acoustics and a lush melody make for a near perfect folk song. Fever to the Form has gone on to receive notable radio air-time from Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens (Radio 1) and Gilles Peterson (6 Music).
Nick Mulvey has three London headline shows over the coming weeks; he plays the Slaughtered Lamb (June 17) The Seabright Arms (24) and The Social on July 2nd, if you are in the area go check out this unique talent (I’ll be heading to Seabright).
Fever to The Form is released today (June 17) through Communion/Fiction records