Athens Of The North bring another previously unheard gem to light, with Boots For Dancing’s 1982 record ‘The Undisco Kidds’.
Throughout a short career spanning across three years, Boots For Dancing rose from Scotland’s punk scene bringing a new type of energetic live performance, leading the way for the Post Punk movement. After a string of would be hits, the band split in 1982 due to business differences with only a handful of single releases. They did however record a wealth of tracks during their time together which the guys at Athens Of The North have now put together to release “the album-that-never-was”.
The band drew comparisons with the Rezillos and Human League at the time, listening back to the record now it’s easy to hear artists such as Talking Heads and later revival bands such as the Strokes and Franz Ferdinand in the music. ‘The Undisco Kidds’ sounds as refreshing as it must of done in 1982, John Peel described Boots For Dancing as “one of the only bands that can get me up to dance” and its easy to see why.
The 12″ is set for release on 27th November and you can preorder over on the AOTN Bandcamp. If you can’t wait until then, you can stream a preview of the album below.