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Walt Disco announce new EP with cover of Dusty Springfield's "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me"

27 September 2022, 12:04 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Walt Disco are back with news of their Always Sickening covers EP, and have shared a gothic version of Dusty Springfield's "You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me" to accompany the announcement.

The band's cover of "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" is their first release since their March debut album Unlearning, which is up for this year's SAY Award.

The band say of their Springfield cover, "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."

Always Sickening will also feature covers of songs by Aldous Harding, The Japanese House, The Associates and Stephanie Mills.

"We chose each song for their intrinsic charm and motherly guiding quality," Walt Disco explain. "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."

Walt Disco's version of "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" is out now. Their Always Sickening EP will arrive on 25 November via Lucky Number.

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