Walt Disco at The Hope & Ruin, Brighton, 1st November 2021
Scotland has produced some brilliant artists over the years. From the antagonistic wall of sound instigated by the Mary Chain and refined by Glasvegas, to the pure joy of jangle pop from Orange Juice via the perfect vocal courtesy of The Associates, it’s been a journey with multiple highs and doesn’t look to be stopping any time soon.
Though there are plenty more Scottish bands of note who have emerged in the past few years, Walt Disco are surely sitting at the top of tree, raining down hailstone sized drops of glam and euphoria whilst they’re there.
Their live performance has gone from strength to strength and, as their tour came to a close at Brighton’s Hope & Ruin on Monday night, there was a sense that things can only keep spiraling upwards. Their setlist doesn’t hit a bad note, their music plucks the best of the past and rolls it into their own unique sound, and with no offence (or maybe a little) to all the cooler than school bands who wouldn’t dare crack a smile, it’s refreshing to see the sheer enjoyment of what’s happening from both the band and the crowd.
A night to remember – Walt Disco are not to be missed, bring your dancing shoes and get involved.
Words and photos by Siobhan
3rd November 2021