Walt Disco – Dancing Shoes
The Glasgow music scene has been producing some absolutely amazing talent recently, with the likes of the Ninth Wave, Rascalton and The Dunts makes waves across the U.K. Well, there’s another band to add to this list. Walt Disco have been creating emotional, flamboyant and glamourous songs, reminiscent of 80’s new-wave such as Joy Division, David Bowie and Spandau Ballet. You may think this means the sound is unoriginal. I’d 100% beg to differ. The energy, crisp production and post-punk elements forms a whole new take on the classic genre.
Their latest single, ‘Dancing Shoes’ is a new-wave cascade, guitar-fuelled triumph. The chorus effect on the guitar instantly drives the tune, with it being used in a refreshing, up-beat way rather than the dreamy, spaced out sonic that its been mostly affiliated with in recent years. Simple, yet powering drums adds a dynamic layer that allows space for James Potter’s mesmerising vocals. I feel that the perfect way to describe the chorus to this song is dramatic. Crescendoing and relentless guitars and drums, matched with Potter’s theatrical and emotional vocals is the perfect match for the lyrics – ‘please don’t lie something is wrong’. The song fades to a close, which im usually not a fan of, but this perfect ending for such a cathartic song.
When asked about the meaning of the single, Potter explains ‘“[‘Dancing Shoes’ was written] during a time in my life where I was really struggling to deal with noticing pain and depression within my immediate family. I found it difficult to talk about, so I used the writing of this song as therapy”.