Making indie for the masses - introducing Nick Mulvey

Indie | Tuesday 26th December 2017 | Kiera Martin

I’ll be the first to admit, the young Indie singer-songwriter thing can be notoriously dreary and repetitive, but Nick Mulvey appears to be the anomaly.

The 33-year-old musician from Cambridge is something akin to a refreshed, uplifted Ben Howard.

Reinventing himself in 2011 after leaving British instrumental group Portico Quartet, Mulvey went solo to channel his talent as a guitarist and singer-songwriter. Despite his work under Portico Quartet being quoted by modern indie legends Alt-J, and two Mercury Prize nominations under his belt, the singer-songwriter has stayed relatively under the radar.

Mulvey’s first album First Mind was released in 2014, followed by his second album Wake Up Now, released in December 2017, both receiving wonderful critical reception. A hugely underrated talent despite the critical acclaim, Mulvey’s music has a magical ability to warm a room.

Having studied music and art in Havana, Cuba, the Caribbean and African influences in his music are clear, giving his sound a vibrant twist. The ultimate in feel-good and easy listening, whether you’re an indie lover or complete beginner.

You can find out more about Mulvey’s 2018 UK tour here