Prime Minister says he likes the singer – even though he's a 'bit grungy'
Nick Mulvey has said he feels “a bit sick” after discovering that David Cameron is a fan of his music.
.The Prime Minister told the Mail On Sunday that Mulvey, who released his debut LP ‘First Mind’ last year and was subsequently nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, was one of his favourite new artists even though he was “a bit grungy, I admit”.
Asked by a fan on Twitter how he felt knowing that he had won the support of the Conservative politician, Mulvey replied: “A bit sick”. You can see their Twitter conversation below.
Mulvey was a founding member of the band Portico Quartet before he quit the group in 2011 to pursue his own solo career. He released the EPs ‘The Trelis’ in 2012 and ‘Fever To The Form’ in 2013 before his first full-length release, ‘First Mind’, arrived last May. You can watch footage of Mulvey covering Björk’s ‘Bachelorette’ for an NME Basement Session with Dead Crow Beer below.
Yesterday (January 5), meanwhile, it was revealed that David Cameron and his wife Samantha spent New Years Eve at a party thrown by Blur bassist Alex James. In the past, the Prime Minister has admitted his fondness for bands including First Aid Kit and The Smiths – although guitarist Johnny Marr later said that Cameron was forbidden from liking his old group.