EP Review Walt Disco - Young Hard and Handsome

The kind of fabulously polarising affair that’ll cement their increasing tribe of acolytes in no time.

Walt Disco - Young Hard and Handsome

Helmed by James Potter’s operatic, theatrical trills - those more suited to a turn in Phantom of the Opera than your traditional grotty pub venue - Walt Disco’s debut EP lands as the kind of fabulously polarising affair that’ll cement their increasing tribe of acolytes in no time. Previous singles ‘Hey Boy (You’re One of Us)’ and ‘Cut Your Hair’ are both strutting outsider anthems that toy playfully with the less-mined end of the ‘80s, all Adam Ant stomps and goth-pomp synth stabs; newie ‘I’m What You Want’ takes the throbbing bassline of Gossip’s ‘Standing In The Way of Control’ and sends it down the catwalk, while ‘Heather’ finds the disco ball slowing down for a moment of end-of-the-night catharsis. Your Nan won’t understand them, your homophobic Uncle Dave will be horrified, but they’re undoubtedly the ones missing out.

 

As featured in the September 2020 issue of DIY, out now. Scroll down to get your copy.

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