Nick Hudson has been making music under his own name for a number of years. After a nomadic upbringing, he has settled in the south of England and formed his ensemble The Academy of Sun, to realize his explorative, dynamic compositions. His work has enjoyed accolades from Julian Cope Current 93’s David Tibet, Meredith Monk, and performance artist Franko B, amongst others. Classical piano tuition commenced when Nick was aged six, and he has since added guitar, vocals, percussion and production/arrangement duties to his arsenal of tools.
His new record 'My Antique Son' addresses Nick’s uncommon fetishes for Victorian opiates, visionary dead poets, and ghosts-as-memories via progressive song-writing that at once invokes Jacques Brel, Pink Floyd, Kayo Dot and the compositional drone-doom of Asva and Sunn O))). in a record that defies categorisation as much as it compels repeated listens. A visionary, psychedelic British pop record in the lineage of Kate Bush’s ‘Hounds of Love’ and Talk Talk’s ‘Spirit of Eden’, Nick’s record has been already highly acclaimed by Current 93’s David Tibet, who has contributed a foreword to the liner notes.
His band, The Academy of Sun, have taken ‘My Antique Son’ and Nick’s recent composition ‘Dead Souls’ and become one of the tightest and most dynamic live outfits currently performing in the UK, displaying virtuosoic flair across a large range of instruments and genres, and twisting between extreme states of emotional terrain with compelling ease.
Nick also composes for film; his most recent score, for the recently completed ‘Godland’ by director Michael Joseph Salerno which will be released on Kiddepunk Records in the not-too-distant future..
'Ambitious, curious and beautiful' - Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu)
"Very haunting, lateral, evocative, sidereal. I love it." David Tibet/Current 93
'A beautiful voice' - Meredith Monk
Julian Cope review of ‘TERRitORies of disSENT’