Nick Mulvey releases a new single 'Cucurucu' on the 3rd March 2014 through Fiction Records.
2014 starts as 2013 concluded for young Nick Mulvey, as he prepares his third release in the lead up to the release of his debut album. 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, and the year closed with Nick nestled comfortably on the BBC Sound of 2014 Poll longlist.
'Cucurucu' is arguably Nick at his most immediate, and acts as another tantalising taster to his forthcoming Spring album. It's immediate in the sense that the melody lingers, the beat typically shuffles infectiously, and the almost unpronounceable title becomes your new middle name.
Similarly to his recent Radio 1 playlisted single, 'Nitrous', in late Autumn 2013, 'Cucurucu' dances 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.
Outside of the studio Nick has been busy on British and European stages too, completing a sold-out solo tour of the UK in November, which followed a full tour of this very island with Laura Marling. Another tour of the UK in March concludes with Nick's biggest headline show to date at London's Scala on 11th March ahead of appearances at SXSW in Texas. (UK listings below)
It's encouraging to see the building support for an artist who doesn't do things in a tried and tested method, and this eagerly anticipated album should be testament to investing in that early promise.
Nick Mulvey Live:
3rd March - Glee Club, Birmingham
4th March - The Harley, Sheffield
5th March - Electric Circus, Edinburgh
9th March - Central Library, Liverpool
10th March - Arts Club, Norwich
11th March - The Scala, London