[Cover photo credit to Neelam Khan Vela]
Following the release of their debut album Unlearning, Glasgow’s queer Post-Punk sextet Walt Disco have shared the video for “Be An Actor.” The song, about a long-distance romance shared by frontperson James Potter during lockdown, is equal parts hopeful and heartbreaking.
We never met, but spent our conversations daydreaming of what could be, painting pictures of romance, a fantasy that I could run away somewhere and fall in love. The verses tell of how we shared in self discovery and lent courage to each other, assuring ourselves that these changes are the start of a hopeful future.
The video, created by Eric J Liddle and Kasparas Vidunas of Humble Film Productions, features a series of dreamlike sets crafted by miniature artist Chell Young. The band was filmed against green screen backdrops and inserted into their tiny world.
Walt Disco’s debut album focuses on “metamorphoses”, and is presented as “a stage show in two acts”. While Walt Disco set out to make the album “universally relatable”, the band’s focus is also “the unique experience of discovery and heartbreak between queer people”.
In celebration of Unlearning, the band are out on the road for their biggest UK and European tour to date.
UPCOMING UK/EU TOUR DATES:
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 Fulford Arms
Apr 9th 2022 – Leeds, UK @ Hyde Park Book Club
Apr 11th 2022 – Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega Social Club
Apr 12th 2022 – Birmingham, UK @ Dead Wax Social
Apr 13th 2022 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
Apr 17th 2022 – Manchester, UK @ The Castle
Apr 18th 2022 – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Bristol
Apr 20th 2022 – London, UK @ XOYO
Apr 21st 2022 – Antwerp, Belgium @ TRIX
Apr 22nd 2022 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
Apr 23rd 2022 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Momo
Jun 25th 2022 – Glasgow, UK @ Colourboxx Festival
Jul 1st 2022 – Lytham, UK, @ Lytham Festival (w/ Duran Duran)
Jul 2nd 2022 – Glasgow, UK @ Queens Park (w/ Primal Scream)
Jul 9th 2022 – Manchester, UK @ Castlefield Bowl (w/ Primal Scream)
Jul 16th 2022 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace (w/ Primal Scream)