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London trio Nedry mix sinister basslines and skittering beats straight out of dubstep with ethereal guitars and vocals that suggest Björk or the Cocteau Twins. The earliest version of the group -- whose name pays homage to the traitorous park programmer in Jurassic Park -- began in 2007, when multi-instrumentalist/programmers Matt Parker and Chris Amblin teamed with vocalist Ayu Okakita and collaborated over the Internet. In early 2008, they started meeting face to face in preparation for live shows, but Okakita departed the band for a short time to return to her native Japan. Meanwhile, Parker and Amblin continued Nedry, honing their sound with performances as a duo. Okakita returned to the band in early 2009, and they began playing and recording as a trio in earnest, performing gigs with acts including Pivot, Maps, and Daedelus. They self-released the SZ EP that summer and issued the mini-album Condors a few months later on Off the Shelf Records. The growing acclaim for Nedry's music -- which included praise and airplay from BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, and XFM -- led to the band's signing with Monotreme Records, which reissued Condors in 2010. While the trio spent much of the next two years touring with like-minded artists including Pivot, Daedelus, and These New Puritans, they issued In a Dim Light, which was inspired by the moody works of David Lynch and T.S. Eliot, in March 2012.
Nedry are a three-piece band formed in London in 2008. The band consists of Chris Amblin and Matt Parker, on guitars, laptops and synthesizers and Ayu Okakita on vocals. The band has released two albums, Condors, released in 2010, and In a Dim Light, released in 2012.
The 3-piece originally formed in Spring of 2008, although Ayu Okakita was not available for any of the live performances in 2008 due to her involvement with a further project based in Berlin. Chris Amblin and Matt Parker worked together creating instrumental music, performing together for the first time at Truck Festival in Oxford in 2008. They first performed under the name Nedry (a name which was influenced by Dennis Nedry, the technician from Jurassic Park) later that year in London. Ayu Okakita settled permanently back in London in January 2009 and continued to work with the band. Nedry performed live as a 3-piece for the first time in March 2009 at the Strongrooms Bar in East London.
During the promotion of Condors, Chris Amblin gave a copy to Huw Stephens of BBC Radio 1 at the Sónar music festival in 2009. Stephens played some of the tracks on his show and went on to invite the band for a live session at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios. The subsequent media attention led to the band signing to Monotreme Records where the album was re-released. Zankyo Records released "Condors" in Japan in early 2011.
In 2010 they performed at the popular rock festival Roskilde Festival, Sónar in Barcelona and the UK's Latitude Festival & Truck Festival. They also toured the UK & Europe opening for 65daysofstatic as well as headlining their own tour of Italy. In 2011 the band performed at South By South West in Austin, Texas as part of a British Music Showcase.
Their second studio album, In a Dim Light was released on Monotreme Records on 12 March 2012.