Nick Mulvey covers Drake’s ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’

Nick Mulvey covers Drake’s ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’

Outsider for the Mercury Prize started from the bottom, now he’s here.

Nick Mulvey is one of the twelve names to be picked out for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2014. His ‘First Mind’ debut isn’t his first experience of the gong, mind you (he’s previously been nominated under Portico Quartet), but in the grand scheme of things, he started from the bottom, now he’s here.

As a means of respecting this journey to the top, Mulvey visited the Radio 1 Live Lounge to cover Drake’s ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’, “hot love and emotion” and all. 

Dressing down the original into a plucked acoustic piece, he performed the piece as part of Even More Music Month for the Fearne Cotton show. 

Catch-up with DIY’s guide to the 2014 Mercury nominees here

Nick Mulvey plays the following UK dates:

OCTOBER

09 Exeter, The Phoenix

10 Falmouth, Princess Pavilions

12 Oxford, O2 Academy

13 Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms

14 Bath, Komedia

16 London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

17 Cambridge, Junction

19 Norwich, Waterfront

20 Brighton, Komedia

22 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

23 Birmingham, Institute

24 Sheffield, Leadmill

26 Glasgow, Oran Mor

27 Gateshead, The Sage

30 Manchester, Cathedral

31 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

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