2011 feels like a year for growing up. Where Los Campesinos! finally blossomed beyond just sickeningly enthusiastic youth, Casiokids are following suit. After a rag-tag singles collection and some equally haphazardly energetic live shows, ‘Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen’ is their mark of maturity. But flicking between the cool offbeat skitter of ‘Kaskaden’ and playful percussion of ‘Olympiske Leker’ to the synth-kissed ‘London Zoo’ it’s all suitably unhurried but also unfocused. It’s a band comfortable with the idea of growing up but like kids trying on their parent’s clothes, the ideas behind ‘Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen’ are a little oversized but not by much.
Words by REEF YOUNIS