Oran Mor, Glasgow, January 26 * * * *

Norwegian outfit Casiokids has slowly been picking up press backing thanks to a colourful, distinctly Scandinavian musical past and a reputation for quirky live shows. They may have dispensed with the puppet show that often accompanies their stage endeavours, but it was still an entertaining performance tonight from Bergen’s latest electro-pop pioneers.
It didn’t take the five-piece long to stamp their own distinctive style on proceedings. Full of energy and armed with songs capable of getting a crowd moving, the quintet showed enough potential during the course of a six-song set to suggest that they warrant the attention.
Songs like Togens Hule and, by far their best offering, Grønt Lys I Alle Ledd ensured a steady flow of punters left the bar to check out a support band surely destined to fill venues in their own right next time they hit our shores.
Certainly with their child-like enthusiasm and idiosyncratic style – tonight epitomised by beaming multi-instrumentalist Einar Olssen – the band’s rhythmic, percussive and infinitely danceable fare will doubtless be embraced by those indie kids left out in the cold by the demise of nu-rave.