Walt Disco unveils “Be An Actor” visual

Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Unlearning, Glasgow queer post-punk sextet Walt Disco share the enchanting video for ‘Be An Actor’. The song, about a long-distance romance shared by frontman James Potter during lockdown, is both hopeful and heartbreaking.

“We never met, but spent our conversations daydreaming about what could be, painting pictures of romance, a fantasy that I could run away somewhere and fall in love,” they share. “The verses tell how we shared self-discovery and gave courage to each other, ensuring that these changes are the beginning of a hopeful future”

The video, created by Eric J Liddle and Kasparas Vidunas of Humble Film Productions, features a series of charming, dreamlike sets designed by miniature artist Chell Young. The group was filmed on green screen and meticulously inserted into their whimsical new little world. Throughout the video, scale and direction make less and less sense as the world becomes more surreal and detached from reality.

The breathtaking debut of Walt Disco is steeped in metamorphosis, a scenic spectacle in two acts. It touches on adventures and romances, identities and bodies and change, deep family love and, of course, Hollywood glamour. While its themes are universally relatable, the band’s gift lies in the unique experience of discovery and grief between queer people. In Walt Disco’s eyes, it’s never too late to become what you could have been and there are many possibilities to explore on Unlearning.

Shortly after its release, the album received worldwide media recognition, with accolades from Rolling Stone, Paste Magazine, BrooklynVegan, MTV’s NewNowNext, GLAAD, The Telegraph, The Line of Best Fit, Clash, DIY and many others. In celebration of Unlearn, the band are on the road for their biggest UK and European tour to date. Buy your tickets here.

Watch the new music video here:

Tour dates

April 4, 2022 – Sheffield, UK @ Yellow Arch Studios
April 5, 2022 – Hull, UK @ Tower Ballroom
April 6, 2022 – Newcastle United Kingdom @ Le Cluny
April 8, 2022 – York, UK @ The Fulford Arms
April 9, 2022 – Leeds, UK @ Hyde Park Book Club
April 11, 2022 – Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega Social Club
April 12, 2022 – Birmingham, UK @ Dead Wax Social
April 13, 2022 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
April 17, 2022 – Manchester, UK @ The Castle
April 18, 2022 – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Bristol
April 20, 2022 – London, UK @ XOYO
April 21, 2022 – Antwerp, Belgium @ TRIX
April 22, 2022 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
April 23, 2022 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Momo
June 25, 2022 – Glasgow, UK @ Colourboxx Festival
July 1, 2022 – Lytham, UK, @ Lytham Festival (with Duran Duran)
July 2, 2022 – Glasgow, UK @ Queens Park (with Primal Scream)
July 9, 2022 – Manchester, UK @ Castlefield Bowl (with Primal Scream)
July 16, 2022 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace (with Primal Scream)

Briana R. Cross