RADAR: Nick Mulvey

Londoner Nick Mulvey found his first taste of success as a founding member of Portico Quartet, the Mercury Prize-nominated band known for their adventurous electro-acoustic sonic explorations. In 2009, Mulvey opted to head off on a solo trek to write and perform his own songs, tapping into his affinity for neo-folk songwriting, the rhythmic tunes of Paul Simon and a playing style that draws heavily on his guitar studies during an extended stay in Havana, Cuba. Now signed to the tastemaker Brit label Communion, Mulvey is readying his second EP Fever to the Form (June 17, the follow up to his promising fall 2012 EP The Trellis. Production includes assistance from producers Charlie Andrew (Alt-J), Dan Carey (Lianne La Havas) and David Kosten (Bat for Lashes) so we're expecting a slightly more fleshed out aural experience to complement Mulvey's intricate and exotic finger-picking and taste for ethereal melodies. For a primer, check out the title track to "The Trellis" and then head below for "April" and a live acoustic version of "Fever to the Form."

Nick Mulvey - 'The Trellis' (from The Trellis)

Nick Mulvey - 'April' (from The Trellis)