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Brownswood Bubblers Eight // Nick Mulvey

July 18, 2012

Next up we profile Nick Mulvey, whose track ‘River Lea’ features on Brownswood Bubblers 8, which is out now! You can order the compilation direct from Brownswood, from Amazon or  and listen to a teaser of the compilation below.

We thought we’d share with you a little insight into this chapter’s featured artists.

Can you introduce yourself please?

My name is Nick Mulvey. I grew up in Cambridge but have lived in London for the past 7 years..

I started a band called Portico Quartet in 2005 and that was my adventure for the following 6 years.  Playing a new slightly bonkers instrument called the ‘hang drum’, this band satisfied my powerful urge to make hypnotic, textural and groove based instrumental music somewhere between Coltrane and Steve Reich.. we have those urges right?  But time came to move on and last year (2011) I left Portico to follow the solo call and return to guitar playing…

How would you describe your music?

My music now still has many of the same obsession that i indulged in Portico Quartet.  Its all about repetition and hynotic qualities.. but now its about where these meet song. I’ve always loved lyrics, singing and songwriting and I have many hero songwriters… As ever, what comes out is the result of all that goes in.

Where do you draw your inspiration?

Inspiration comes from many many places.. a few heroes for me are: Ali Farka Toure, Moussa Khali Bari Bari, Nick Drake, Biggie Smalls, D’Gary, Nina Simone, Bobby Dylan,

When can we catch the live show?

Catch me live at festivals all over UK this summer.  EP launch is Sept 26 in London at St Pancras Church