This is a recap of the April 9th show written by Mahmud Naqi:
Last Saturday, local noise makers ‘Indigenous Nudes’ and the mad men from ‘Dyslexik’ with their side project ‘Staph’ tore it up in the basement of London’s Marigold Studios as part of ‘Hide and Seek Show and Tell’ the ongoing original music and art event series.
It was a swell time.
Full disclosure, I helped out a bit with the Nudes set- I provided the visuals and the audio from films was fiddled with by Nick from Indigenous Nudes. Nick at some point let me fiddle some of the peddles, which is cool, but I didn’t really get the hang of it and I felt kind of shy. So I'm a bit biased.
The Nudes are blessed with a weird mixture of talent and luck that they manage to channel into these interesting and often quite pleasant feeling soundscapes. I don’t understand why what they are doing turns out well, because as far as I can they make the shit up as they go along. They compliment each other quite well, while neither of them are going to be making pop albums anytime soon, the sense I get is that Colin is the one who tends towards the more harsh noise with screamed vocals, where as Nick is more drone influenced and prefers the sound of feedback. When they mix, it is some napalm like shit and will melt your face off. This show was one of their more atmospheric and had this great creepy vibe.
Staph was like rolling around in a field of broken glass. These guys knew how to crush skulls with pure sound. By comparison, the Nudes seemed like Brian Eno. It was intense, room shaking noise. The set started off insanely loud and managed (somehow) to get even louder. This is music that taps into the stupid grin you get when you set fireworks off because loud noises are fucking awesome. The best way to describe the set was a rhythmic build up of feedback into something monstrous, intense and terrifying.