‘Det Haster!’, roughly translated (by google translator of course) to ‘Urgency’, is particularly apt. Norway’s Casiokids are absolutely amazing live. Fact! They are a blistering, amphetamine ball of electro energy, vibrance and fun. This spectacle has not yet successfully translated onto vinyl. On record the keytarists are a vapid, 2D disappointment. It’s a bit like the famous godzilla statue in Toko, which turns out to be about 2 feet tall.

That is until now. ‘Det Haster!’ is an electrifying slice of electro pop with a sublime pulsing synth part and vocodered vocals (of course!). On the flip, the equally brilliant Of Montreal remix and it is superior to the A. Casiokids’ biggest floor has always been their failure to make the rhythm section stand tall, and Of Montral flesh it out giving the track more punch and fist.

On this rare occasion, I think I speak for everyone here at Silent Radio towers when I say that we cannot wait for Casiokids’ upcoming début album Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen due for release in January 2011.

Release Date 24/10/2011 (Moshi Moshi Records)


Chris Gilliver

I started out writing for the Manchester Evening News as a freelance journalist back in 2008. The idea that I would be given free access to music and gigs seemed somehow miraculous to me, and I proceeded to take full advantage of the situation. When the M.E.N. decided to constrict its coverage to only the very biggest bands, Simon Poole approached me with a plan to make sure that all the very talented musicians of this world that pass through and/or live in Manchester would not go unnoticed. As the New Releases editor here at Silent Radio Towers, it remains my proud duty to cast a critical eye over the music and reviews that come my way in a manner that is both supportive and fair. Above all, I strive to write as entertainingly possible. Favourite musicians include the Pixies, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Mercury Rev, Os Mutantes, The Knife, Beach House etc etc. I'm a firm believer that all genres (except nu-metal) contain music of great quality...