Photo credit: Neelam Khan
Glasgow’s WALT DISCO will be embarking on a full UK & EIRE tour in Spring 2022.
With tickets on sale now, catch the band at these venues as follows:
Mar 30th 2022 – Glasgow, UK @ St Luke’s
Mar 31st 2022 – Belfast, UK @ Voodoo
Apr 1st 2022 Dublin, Ireland @ The Soundhouse
Apr 2nd 2022 – Liverpool, UK @ Jimmy’s
Apr 4th 2022 – Sheffield, UK @ Yellow Arch Studios
Apr 5th 2022 – Hull, UK @ Tower Ballroom
Apr 6th 2022 – Newcastle UK @ The Cluny
Apr 8th 2022 – York, UK @ The Crescent
Apr 9th 2022 – Leeds, UK @ Hyde Park Book Club
Apr 11th 2022 – Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega Social Club
Apr 12th 2022 – Birmingham, UK @ Mama Roux’s
Apr 13th 2022 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
Apr 17th 2022 – Manchester, UK @ YES
Apr 18th 2022 – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Bristol
Apr 20th 2022 – London, UK @ Scala
The news follows the band’s recent single ‘Macilent’, their third single via the Lucky Number label (Sunflower Bean/Dream Wife). The track continues the band’s run of thundering, highly emotive singles coupled with stunning visuals following ‘Weightless’ and ‘Selfish Lover’. The ‘Macilent’ video was directed by Eric J Liddle and Kasparas Vidunas.
Speaking on the new single, front-person James explains:
“Macilent was written with Jessica Winter in August the day after the 3 trans women were attacked in Hollywood. All we could think about that day was the violence that trans and queer people face every-day. We wanted the song to convey the fear that we feel, the disgust, the exhaustion, but also the fading hope that it doesn’t have to be the way things are “We could be together, if you weren’t so violent”.
“We’ve been around forever” is almost a war-cry exclaiming that queer people and gender identities have always existed outside the binary.”
These three 2021 singles are taken from Walt Disco’s forthcoming debut album, due for release in 2022. They follow last year’s self-released Young Hard & Handsome EP, further highlighting Walt Disco as a band that can defy convention to create a youthful, contemporary and queer world of their own making. The 2022 tour comes after riotous shows this year at TRNSMT Festival and Dot To Dot as well as support dates for Duran Duran and an autumn UK headline tour.
Walt Disco are Charlie Lock (bass), Jack Martin (drums), James Potter (vocals), Finlay McCarthy (guitar), David Morgan (keys) and Lewis Carmichael (guitar). Stay tuned for news on their debut album, due for release via independent label Lucky Number; home to Dream Wife, Hinds, HMLTD, Jay Som, Middle Kids, Sunflower Bean, Sleigh Bells and more.