White Devil Disco or WDD (love the name btw) are a 7-piece goth-pop outfit led by ex Fat White Family member Joseph Pancucci who formed in a post lock down summer of 2021 in south east London. Their high-octane live stage shows have garnered the band a cult following across their home city which is only sure to expand. After regular gigs around the capital, they are set for a run of releases after this one.
‘Dog’ is the first track released and was inspired by a poem written by Joseph’s late grandmother Valerie in 1984. The track was produced by the band’s keyboardist Sam Fez and his long-time friend Robin Harwood across their home studios in London and Colchester.
A delicious drum and bass throb runs throughout this brilliantly sexy and laid back 2 minute and 35 second piece of pop perfection. Equally nonchalant keyboards and the beatific vocal deliveries of Scarlett Woolfe intermingling with the gravellier tones Pancucci adds to the mix to create an insanely catchy and thoroughly impressive debut from this exciting new band.
The gentle sax solo towards the end of this criminally short debut just seals the deal for me. Just an all-round brilliant track and I can’t wait to hear what they have up their sleeves next.
‘Dog’ is available to download now via Bandcamp.
Review by Ioan Humphreys