Walt Disco will release new covers EP ‘Always Sickening’ on November 25th.
The new EP features some hand-picked covers, and moves from classic pop moments through to some more modern picks. Scottish post-punk heroes The Associates feature, alongside New Zealand maverick Aldous Harding, The Japanese House, and Stephanie Mills.
Out on November 25th, Walt Disco describe the process of picking the tracks by saying:
“We chose each song for their intrinsic charm and motherly guiding quality. We see this in the confident proclamation in ‘Never Knew Love Like This Before’, the thankless devotion of ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’, the shady commentary on the bourgeois in ‘Club Country’ by our heroes The Associates, the tenderness of ‘Saw You in a Dream’, and the bizarre world of Aldous Harding’s ‘The Barrel’. Each song has a strong sense of emotion and self, which we strive for in our own music. We had a lot of fun working on these covers, both in forming our own interpretations and in recording it ourselves in our wee studio.”
The project is led by a surreal take on Dusty Springfield’s ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’, a woozy synth-aided recontextualisation of the 60s original.
Walt Disco introduce it…
“Whilst deciding on which songs to cover for this EP, as soon as this tune entered the conversation, we knew we had to do it. Recording our take on that massive and marvellously dramatic intro was one of the most exciting moments we’ve had recording together. The emotion of this song really connects with us too. This message of love and understanding that, although it may ultimately be unreciprocated, you’re still willing to take any small piece of this person they can spare for you. It’s incredibly poignant, and we feel we’ve preserved that feeling while putting our own edge on this classic.”
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Photo Credit: Celia Croft