TUNE Thud - Lime
Thud are four self-confessed weirdos from Hong Kong. Weird in the sense that rather than being brought up listening to cantopop they share a love of bands such as Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine. Although this is apparent in their music, Thud are far more than shoegaze by numbers. Sure the dreamy effect laden guitars drown out singer Kimberly Ho, who sounds like her vocals have been recorded through the walls of your neighbours bathroom. Pizzicato guitars in the vain of Foals and synths that sound like they've arpegiatted their way from a Grandaddy record give Thud a contemporary sound and a vital edge. As NME rightly comment, Thud are "a satisfyingly disorientating new outfit".