WALT DISCO release surreal new visuals for ‘Dancing Shoes’, confirmed to play SXSW 2020

Walt Disco share surreal video for ‘Dancing Shoes’, featuring new remix by TAAHLIAH

– Touring with The Ninth Wave and The Joy Formidable in November
– Confirmed to play SXSW in 2020

Glasgow based band Walt Disco have today shared the video for recently released single ‘Dancing Shoes’. Directed by Dylan Moore, the video also encompasses a remix by rising Glasgow producer/DJ, TAAHLIAH. The band are also currently touring the UK with fellow Glaswegians The Ninth Wave, and will be joining The Joy Formidable for 3 dates at the end of November. Full details on dates further below.

Within the newly released clip, the main protagonist (portrayed by Walt Disco singer James Potter) is stuck in a loop of temptation, euphoria and madness, as he loses control of himself to three hedonistic apparitions invoked by his desire to escape reality.

Poised delicately between the 80’s New Romance sound and a more modern post-punk approach – ‘Dancing Shoes’ finds Walt Disco at their visceral best.

Oscillating between dream-like and nightmarish states, the character’s journey in the video appears to reflects the cyclical path of self-destruction on which many get lost along the road to excess; partnering aptly with the song’s lyrical essence.

“I wrote Dancing Shoes about a year and a half ago,” singer James Potter notes. “It was during a time in my life where I was really struggling to deal with noticing pain and depression within my immediate family and found it difficult to talk about, so I used the writing of this song as therapy. It is very sad but I feel better now it’s written and hope others can take comfort from the song too.”

Recorded in Chris McCrory’s home studio (Fat White Family, Goat Girl, Catholic Action) around a similar time to when they recorded 2018-single ‘Drowning In Your Velvet Bed’, the new single has been a staple in their live shows for over a year and a half.

Having gained notoriety for their drama-filled and unpredictable live shows, recently touring with the likes of Sports Team and opening for Interpol, Walt Disco’s blend of crooning vocals, angular guitars and dark shimmering synths is really something to behold. 

Indebted to the rich history of Scottish 80s pop and post-punk bands they hold dearly, Walt Disco channel The Associates and Simple Minds, all whilst still firmly keeping one foot planted in the present day. 

They’re a band whose influences derive not from just music itself, but much more so from love, glamour and androgyny. Their music is a gateway to a space of lust, loss and everything in-between. 

‘Dancing Shoes’ is out now on 7″ vinyl and digitally via Holm Front Records.

“Dancing Shoes Won’t Fix My Mind” – 7″ vinyl track listing

Side A: 
1. Dancing Shoes

Side B: 
1. My Pop Sensibilities 
2. Dancing Shoes (TAAHLIAH Remix)

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