Nick Mulvey: Your new favourite singer-songwriterBy Editor
Nick Mulvey is little bit of a mystery. After acquiring critical acclaim through his former Mercury Award-nominated band, Portico Quartet, he left to study music and art in Havana - as one does.
Now he has returned as a solo artist, and has brought with him an amazing new sound as he tries his hand at being a singer/songwriter/frontman.
From his time educating himself in Cuba, Mulvey expanded on his guitar skills by learning some very different techniques. When he returned, he enrolled in the School of Oriental and African Studies, which helped him inform his musical style, moving it further away from traditional Western tends.
As such, Mulvey's music is unique in its rhythms due to his new found abilities like quickdraw picking.
But whilst being fresh and different, his songs are filled with catchy melodies, making his sound very accessible.
Furthermore, he has a gift of turning established tunes into very special renditions. Check out his haunting rendition of Drake's hit Hold On We're Going Home.