First for music news
This Week's Issue
You’re logged in

Album Review: Nedry - 'Condors'

Sometimes naughty but altogether too nice

Album Review: Nedry - 'Condors'

6 / 10 There’s two sides to [b]Nedry[/b]. One is given to taking faintly voguish reference points, lopping off the sharp edges and smoothing out the kinks. It’s pretty, but weirdly bloodless – [b]‘Apples And Pears’[/b] builds from a folky, trip-hop refrain into a Hatcha-style wobbler with a Björk-y vocal, while [b]‘Where The Dead Birds Go’[/b] feels like [a]Portishead[/a] aping a [b]Luomo[/b] record. The other is less polite and is exemplified by [b]‘Scattered’[/b], a slice of frenetic Warp-esque IDM with swampy overdriven guitars and a gut-wrenching sub-bass kiss-off. It’s the equivalent of that boy in the papers mutilating his genitalia on plant food, but doing it at the Big Chill and ‘spoiling the vibe’. Message to the band: ignore your nicer side in future.

[b]Louise Brailey[/b]

Click here to get your copy of Nedry's 'Condors' from the Rough Trade shop

To rate this track, log in to NME.COM

To read all our reviews first - days before they appear online - check out NME magazine, on sale every Wednesday


Please login to add your comment.

More Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read Reviews
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today