Dandified and transfixing, the jangly guitars and galvanising 1980s sound of Glasgow outfit Walt Disco are a welcome ragtime appearance on the Scottish music scene.
New single ‘Dream Girl #2’ is a romantic cadence to androgyny itself, if not a specific person at its core.
Even its title leans away from the traditional idyllic first-choice love interest towards someone whose supposed imperfections are what makes them so captivating.
“It doesn’t matter how short your hair”, croons frontman and bassist James Potter, riding the new wave style befitting of Canadian 1980s synthpop outfit Men Without Hats.
Already championed by BBC Scotland’s Vic Galloway, Walt Disco are proving themselves as stylish, multi-instrumentalist and firmly contemporary, standing the shaggy five-piece in good stead for the release of their debut EP.
Words: Stephen Watt