First Mind

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Nick Mulvey
First Mind

[ Polydor / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 16 May 2014

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First Mind is Nick Mulvey's solo debut. Since parting ways with his former band Portico Quartet to focus on this venture, the journey couldn't have been kinder in such a short space of time as the year closed with Nick nestled comfortably on the BBC Sound of 2014 Poll longlist.

"Although the beautifully pensive songs are steeped in the likes of Nick Drake, Paul Simon and John Martyn, they're informed by the 28-year-old Mulvey's studies in ethnomusicology (African and oriental sounds) and Cuban music. His album mixes traditional and experimental, acoustic and electronic to pull unexpected rabbits out of hats. Americana finger-picking happily coexists with Afro and calypso rhythms. The sublime Meet Me There finds a beat in Mulvey's gently wearied, tongue-twisting vocal ("after all the people picking people picking people apart"). Most unexpectedly, the outstanding Nitrous morphs from a lament to a laughing-gas seller, before morphing into an unlikely folk deconstruction of Olive's 90s pop-dance hit You're Not Alone. Terrific stuff." The Guardian 4/5

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