New Release: Nick Mulvey – Dancing For The Answers EP

Nick Mulvey has unveiled a brand new EP! Dancing For The Answers features four new tracks, and coincides with Nick’s current UK headline tour which features a night at London’s Royal Albert Hall on the 22nd May

This marks the first new music from Nick since last year’s second album, Wake Up Now. Two tracks were recorded alongside long-standing collaborator and producer Dan Carey in London, and two more with Wake Up Now’s producer Ethan Johns out in Wiltshire. It is available digitally and on limited edition 12” vinyl

Listen to the full EP below…

The four tracks feel like four epic journeys in their own right, with Nick and his band steering them. In describing the EP, Nick explains: “Dancing For The Answers and Give It To Kali came from a week’s work at Dan Carey’s studio in South London last May, where we abandoned our planned schedule in favour of voyages into jams unknown, free-form playing and the daily micro-dosing of sacramental cactuses. The results surprised us both and are two of the most precious tracks either of us feel we’ve ever made. A significant detail for me was the setting aside of my usual acoustic guitar in favour of a Mya-Moe baritone ukulele that I play on both tracks.”

“Lyrically, Dancing For The Answers appears on my latest album Wake Up Now as the song Transform Your Game after David Bowie, in a dream visitation, made things clear to me and offered a little direction. Give It To Kali uses a sample of one of my heroes Ram Dass. I had a lot going on in my life with the release of the ‘difficult’ second album, fathering young babies and shedding old skins. Ram Dass’ words about offering your struggles to the goddess Kali (who feeds from our impurities and our negativity), spoke to me powerfully and I’m honoured to use them in this track. My hope is you’ll listen to this song and perhaps offer yours up too. The other two cuts on this EP, The Doing Is Done and Punta Cometa, come from the Wake Up Now album sessions of Oct 2016 at Real World Studios with Ethan Johns producing, and are very much in key with the rest of the album; layered, collaborative playing from the group of musicians and friends I assembled there at the time”

Live dates are as follows…

22nd May – Royal Albert Hall, London
25th May – Maasilo, Rotterdam
26th May – Doornroosje, Nijmegen
27th May – Paradiso, Amsterdam
3rd June – Omeara, London “Wake Up Gigs – Parent & Toddler show”
16th June – Bergenfest, Bergen
17th June – PiP Festival, Oslo
29th June – La Masia d’en Cabanyes – Vida Festival, Spain
5th July – Eden Sessions, Cornwall (w/Jack Johnson)
6th July – Hammersmith Apollo, London (w/ Jack Johnson)
20th July – Acoustic Lakeside Festival, Sittersdorf
21st July – Colours of Ostrava, Ostrava
22nd July – Larmer Tree Festival, Larmer Tree
1st September – Moseley Folk Festival, Birmingham