Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs began life foraging around for an audience on the famous Cowley Road in Oxford, most probably playing with a bunch of fellow Oxfordians who may or may not have been bessies with Thom Yorke and/or Yannis Philippakis.

Hardly a rag to riches tale, TEED is now a legitimate member of Oxford’s vintage music scene, which has spawned some of music's modern greats. Some time ago I was lucky enough to see him perform at the Bullingdon to a crowd of intense, but local fans. Even when immersed within the glory of this environment, you could tell Orlando Higginbottom had more on his mind than the spikey Dino- outfits gave away.

The artist's arrival at Koko this week felt natural and deserved as he stepped into an all- encompassing musical haven, (he is singly in charge of synths, live vocals, keyboards, the lot). Being a crossover act, mixing and singing whilst generally putting on a show, meant it wasn’t surprising that there was no introduction until a way into the set. It wasn't like he needed one.

The involving synth-electro-pop was unleashed with unapologetic vigour in an effortlessly professional performance as Higginbottom made a sold out Koko wait quite some time for the big hitters; 'Household Goods' and 'Garden'. A less-than-subtle nod to fans was unleashed with 'Garden' as a giant glowing ball flew into the audience, not that anyone needed it.

New tracks were important at what was essentially a pre-album-release show: 'American Dream, Pt. 11' sounded as hard as expected; a fuller, chunkier sound from the often musically stripped back showman. Likewise 'Tapes & Money', which has enjoyed significant airplay thus far, went down very well, its’ rare ability to lead from the bass line without even trying makes this an absolute corker.

Personal favourite 'That One' was nowhere to be seen, which was a bizarre removal; but other 'Golden Oldies' were dropped, including 'Waulking Song', which already sounds vintage, and reminds us this guy has the scope to keep going: bigger and more experimental. 'Stronger', just released onto the web this past week, was another seminal moment and the audience’s appreciative response demonstrated their want for good music; not just the singles.

In this sense, the gig functioned as not only a good DJ set but a live show from an established act that relies on his entire sound rather than just the singles.

Vocally, Higginbottom could probably be out-jousted without too much problem, and I'm sure this isn't misplaced nor something he would shy away from. The vocals therefore only pack a semi- punch with TEED but this isn't necessarily a problem, as sincerity can still be heard in every line. Of course, aside from the production quality, the larger picture stole away notice of any vocal issues Wednesday night as the visuals displayed an extraordinary mix of lighting and insane headdresses to pair up with the neon splattered backdrop to his decks.

His sense of professionalism is rife; he’s serious about this. Streamed online (via Deezer), you will be able to watch back not just the tight set list, the rocketing visuals or the canons of glitter which are playfully shot at the audience, but the loveable 'Dino-dancers', who jive away in synchronised bliss to certain tracks here and there, revelling in their novelty, leaving you craving for more of this insanity.

I liked that within a year of substantial progression for TEED; these dancers have not changed; three girls perform neat and minimal routines which are understated but every bit as effective as anything bigger.

He was sure to thank the Dino-girls before exiting stage left.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs is a beautifully crafted mix of playful irony and exceptional artistic production, which captivates with meteoric success. Higginbottom’s performance is an organic form of extraordinary.