Nick Mulvey to play The Institute Birmingham

May 20, 2014 in News

Following an incredible sold out show at The Glee Club, plus a string of upcoming support slots with London Grammar and festivals such as Glastonbury and Bestival, we’re delighted to announce Nick Mulvey will be returning to Birmingham this autumn to play The Institute on Thursday 23rd October.

On a beach in Honduras in the summer of 2010, Nick Mulvey experienced his sink or swim moment. Surrounded by strangers, clutching an acoustic guitar, having just told the other members of his band, Portico Quartet, that he needed this two week holiday to decide whether he was permanently leaving them, he started to sing. For the 28-year-old whose writing has already influenced acclaimed Mercury Prize victors Alt-J, picking up the guitar again felt like a homecoming after five years as Britain’s foremost player of the hang – the Swiss percussion instrument invented in the early 2000s.

Following quality studio time with the likes of producers Dan Carey (Bat For Lashes) and indeed Alt-J favourite Charlie Andrew, Mulvey has put the finishing touches to his debut album, First Mind, now available via Fiction Records. It is a record that turns the notion of an acoustic singer-songwriter on its head, a lilting beast of a collection, loaded with influences and sounds from across the globe. It sounds fresh and it sounds alive.

“The ambience, groove and melody here proves irresistible. One of the great albums of 2014.” -  8/10, Clash

Nick Mulvey Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

NICK MULVEY PLAYS THE INSTITUTE BIRMINGHAM ON THURS 23RD OCTOBER 2014. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE FROM 9AM ON FRI 23RD MAY.

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