Back in May, when we reviewed Cut Your Hair by Glasgow’s Walt Disco, we commented on their highly individual sound. It’s even more striking on the wonderfully eclectic new single, Hey Boy (You’re One Of Us).
The song is a riotous and subversive take on the sounds of the 70s, 80s, and beyond. Sparks, Slade, Roxy Music, and Berlin-era Bowie are called into play on a track that marries football chants and punky guitars with an exploration of gender and sexuality. With vocals that carry a hint of the legendary Billy McKenzie about them, there’s a lot to love here.
On the new single, James said: “We wrote this song around a hypothetical situation about teaching a man to come to terms with his feminine side and that it wouldn’t devalue the parts of him that are male, but would make him feel more free, and help his relationships with others. We obviously had a lot of fun writing it and sometimes the lyrics get a bit kinky, but such is life.”
Hey Boy (You’re One Of Us) is out now, so be sure to check Walt Disco out over on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more streaming details. You can also get news about their UK tour, which has been rescheduled to March 2021.
Their debut EP Young, Hard and Handsome is out on the 30th of September via Blood Records.