Set for release on 25th November, Walt Disco have announced a new covers EP ‘Always Sickening’, featuring covers of Dusty Springfield, Aldous Harding, The Japanese House, The Associates and Stephanie Mills.
“We chose each song for their intrinsic charm and motherly guiding quality,” the band explain. “We see this in the confident proclamation in ‘Never Knew Love Like This Before’, the thankless devotion of ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’, the shady commentary on the bourgeois in ‘Club Country’ by our heroes The Associates, the tenderness of ‘Saw You in a Dream’, and the bizarre world of Aldous Harding’s ‘The Barrel’. Each song has a strong sense of emotion and self, which we strive for in our own music. We had a lot of fun working on these covers, both in forming our own interpretations and in recording it ourselves in our wee studio.”
Sharing their cover of Dusty Springfield’s ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’ today, they say, “Whilst deciding on which songs to cover for this EP, as soon as this tune entered the conversation, we knew we had to do it. Recording our take on that massive and marvellously dramatic intro was one of the most exciting moments we’ve had recording together. The emotion of this song really connects with us too. This message of love and understanding that, although it may ultimately be unreciprocated, you’re still willing to take any small piece of this person they can spare for you. It’s incredibly poignant, and we feel we’ve preserved that feeling while putting our own edge on this classic.”
Check it out below.
‘Always Sickening’ EP Tracklisting:
1. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (Dusty Springfield)
2. Club Country (The Associates)
3. Saw You In A Dream (The Japanese House)
4. The Barrel (Aldous Harding)
5. Never Knew Love Like This Before (Stephanie Mills)
See Walt Disco live at the following dates:
01: Village Underground, London (Made You Love It Festival)
04: Baby’s All Right, NYC
05: Soho House, NYC
07: Cheer Up Charlies, Austin, TX
08: Austin City Limits, TX
10: Schools Night, LA
11: Zebulon, LA
22: SWN, Cardiff
24: Green Door Store, Brighton
25: Heaven, London (w/HMLTD)
29: Dark Arts, Leeds
05: Bepop Festival, France
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