“I was just told that the album announcement is going live tomorrow at 10 am but fuck it. It’s called Wake Up Now and will be out in September” says Nick Mulvey to the cooking crowd.
We were treated to an indulgent pre-Glastonbury set which instead of falling back on the established tracks off First Mind comprised mostly of new material. The show was still a treat, largely because Mulvey has matured. He has a better established touring band which collectively contributed to the new studio recordings, moving him further from the travelling troubadour image. This group of multi-instrumentalists give Mulvey’s work more depth, pushing him musically more into a worldly wise and world music sound, particularly on Myela.
“…tonight’s show is a perfect opportunity to introduce the audience to his new material, Nick Mulvey opens with fresh tracks Remembering and Unconditional. Both fascinate just as delicately as all of his previous musical endeavours. The strumming guitar patterns we fell for in the first place strike again, wrapped around rhythmic aesthetics he balances with certain precision so lightly” Gig Goer
An encore double whammy of First Mind classics Cucurucu and Fever To The Form provoke large audience sing-alongs. Proof perhaps that the crowd will soon embrace the new material.