News The Neu Bulletin (6th December 2013)

Moko and Whatever, Dad feature in Neu’s weekend guide to new music.

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Moko - Hoxton Bar and Kitchen

A Moko live show involves hazardous hair swinging, fist thumping and the kind of beats that’d get a warehouse party shut down in the mid ’90s. It’s a cause for celebration, and it’s very Friday night.

Whatever, Dad
100% Take Home! by WHATEVER, DAD

Elaiza Santos’ Whatever, Dad is a project with serious history, the kind that’d take an immersive evening’s worth of listening, downloading and so on to catch up with. Santos also performs as Crying, which is a fair bit different to the thinking behind new LP ‘100% Take Home!’ These songs take mundane oddities, strange objects and turn them into a source of clever, heartfelt songwriting. It’s all very immersed in being do-it-yourself and New York etc., but it’s a tipping point for a DIY scene that’s looking set to bubble-up over the next 12 months. Whatever, Dad applies barely-there acoustics to words that stick to the surface, jab at the conscience. It’s often breathtaking.

light light by MINIMAX

On the opposite end of the spectrum: MINIMAX. Whereas Whatever, Dad (above) might opt for subtle songwriting all coated in soft and fluffy production, this project sports a determinist streak when it’s all about the synths. Mountains of the stuff, towering above ultra-echoey, nearly non-decipherable vocals. Like Ariel Pink if he’d been raised on Korgs, this is theatrical, attention-grabbing stuff, all performed with sweet ol’ electronics.

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