Is it “TEETH”? Or is it “T3EETH!”…or maybe just “Teeth!!!”? Whether you say it in a whisper or a shout, listening to this band is sort of akin to raving in a bouncy castle. Not that I’d know what that’s like, but I’d imagine it would be a lot of fun.

TEETH has been around since 2008, and consists of Dalstonites Ximon Tayki on laptop, Simon Whybray on drums, and Veronica So on vocals. Their particular brand of dancy, shouty, spiky electro-fun ticks all the boxes: Hooky yet interesting? Tick. Party-ready? Tick. Enjoyable from the first listen? Tick. Hot female Asian singer? Tick. The music may not be the deepest stuff you’ve ever heard, but it’s sure to facilitate a good time from the get go. Their new album, Whatever, is an affair laden with electronic loops and driving beats (which, it is noted, for all the surrounding digital flim flam, are played by a real drummer).

The album kicks off with the excellent track 'Confusion', fittingly proclaiming “Y’all think we care…but we don’t”, all 8-bit Atari sounds supported by a foundation of bouncing, thudding rhythms. The single 'Care Bear' builds up layer upon layer of MIDI loops before the vocals kick in, Veronica pleading with us to “Come over to my house, yell and scream and shout, try on all my clothes, 
you know you're putting my life on hold." They’ve also done a video for the song featuring various boys dressed up in drag, lip synching to the lyrics - footage they received and edited together after putting out an open call for submissions on Twitter. Next up, and probably the most dancey track on the album (which is saying a lot as it’s all pretty dancey) 'Dead Boys' starts off faintly reminiscent of Does It Offend You Yeah?’s 'Let’s Make Out', but quickly comes into its own as a slightly eardrum-assaulting slice of blippy goodness.

The album’s second single, 'See Spaces', is a slightly slower, dreamier number (though it still has a disco hi hat beat in the background), and one of the few tracks on the album, along with the next track 'Flowers', where the lyrics are sung and not yelled, showing a surprisingly sweet side of Veronica’s vocal abilities. 'Flowers' stands out as one of the more original songs on the album, combining and layering simple melodies and interesting patterns and effects to make a solid tune.

Whatever’s strengths lay in the fact that it doesn’t take itself too seriously, the same way, as a band, TEETH also seem not to take themselves overly seriously. With some more time and experience, they seems to have the potential to really blossom and come into their own as a group. Hopefully we’ll see more from TEETH in the future offering additional substance to the listener rather than just scratching the surface. For now, this latest record seems to be a party album, which is about having a good time and not worrying too much about what it all means. Sometimes, that’s all you want.