Glasgow’s Walt Disco have been creating a buzz for a wee while with BM firs encountering them with their 2020 single ‘Cut Your Hair‘.
‘Weightless’ is one of the leading tracks from their forthcoming album ‘Unlearning’, out in April.
The overall sound is like manipulated indie rock mixed with a heady dose of Sparks-esque ’70s glam. The vocals are arch and quite pompous but oh goodness it really works. This outfit do not deal in half-measures and simply go for it, with all the requisite songwriting chops and a great production, including bone-crushing synth and bass.
BM certainly “gets” why so many people are hot under the collar about this band – there are also gender-bending visuals and some interesting takes on the overall “look” but at the end of the day it will be the music they will be judged on – and for this reviewer it really is spot on… new but old, original but influenced, a great addition to the healthy musical mutations of Glasgow…