Walt Disco

Glasgow

Monday 1st October 2018

Photograph by Lola Stephen

Name, where are you from?
We are Walt Disco from Glasgow.

Describe your style in three words?
Cheap and cheerful.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Young Fathers at Barrowland Ballroom back in March. The energy they put into their live shows is incredible, and they are a Scottish group we’ve looked up to for so long so seeing them at a sold-out Barras was perfect.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Orange Juice and D.A.F. Orange Juice because they have been so influential on Scottish music and ourselves, being on a bill with them in the Postcard Record days would be mad. DAF are a German electropunk/industrial group that have been around since the late '70s, seeing them would be mindblowing. 

Which subcultures have influenced you?
Punk, New-romantic, Queer, Goth.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Freddie Mercury. Would be fun to write a tune with him.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
I guess our favourite venue we’ve played isn’t really a venue at all. We played The Laurieston Arches supporting our good friends The Ninth Wave’s EP launch and it was the perfect location for it - a BYOB show on a winter’s night at an old abandoned railway arch in the southside of Glasgow.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Tina Weymouth, the bassist from the Talking Heads. Everyone loves David Byrne and rightly so, he’s a genius, but she had such a large impact on why their music is so respected. She played the perfect bass line with the perfect tone on every single track. Tom Tom Club are so cool as well.

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