Declan Welsh is a songwriter and poet from Glasgow. Combining taut indie rock and strongly held beliefs, Declan and his band, The Decadent West create music that is unapologetic, direct and with a message of humanity that has won over scores of fans already. Releasing their rousing first EP ‘All My Dreams Are Dull’ to widespread approval in 2018, the Decadent West now truly set out their stall with their debut album: ‘Cheaply Bought, Expensively Sold’, 12 studio recordings produced by the esteemed Chris Marshall in Glasgow (Gerry Cinnamon, Baby Strange, The Dunts, The Van T’s etc).
In the lead-up to the new album, the Declan & Co. whet appetites with recent single ‘How Does Your Love’ a disco-flecked indie belter that finds nuanced nostalgia in our regional nightlife scene (which was also accompanied by an extended 17-minute mock-umentary guest starring ‘Limmy’s Show’ comedy legend Paul McCole) ; plus ‘No Fun’, a sardonic swipe at the scenester culture found to be lingering in Scottish flat parties and beyond.
Following a year of sold out shows across the UK and performances as diverse as those in Palestine (as part of a Glaswegian cultural exchange), The Great Escape, Reeperbahn, London Fashion Week, and their Billy Bragg-approved appearance at Glastonbury 2019; The Decadent West have solidified themselves as one of Scotland’s most promising talents and an unmissable live prospect. Kicking off this week at Newcastle Think Tank on 31st of October, the Glaswegian band will now take their politically charged indie-punk to the irate masses in a run of Winter UK Tour dates to see out the year