Declan Welsh & The Decadent West at Leeds Lending Room on 10 November

This Glasgow four-piece, fronted by outspoken Declan Welsh, have released debut album ‘Cheaply Bought, expensively Sold’.

There’s a live rendition of lead single ‘No Fun’, surgically spliced with Lizzo’s ‘Juice’ and The Strokes classic ‘Reptilia’.  You can listen to it here.  

Speaking about the mash-up, Declan says:

“We are chuffed with this. We were asked to do a Maida Vale mashup for Jack Saunders and Radio 1, so we decided to combine two of our favourite acts and tunes – the queen that is Lizzo and the heroes that are the Strokes. You never know ye needed ‘Juice’ into ‘Reptilia’, but here it is. Ya ya eeh, troops. Ya ya eeh.’  

The album has met with praise from The Scotsman “swagger and attitude”, and THE SKINNY, who welcomed Declan’s lyrical prowess – his ability to “dig deep into the seeming mundanity of city life in a way reminiscent of Mike Skinner or Alex Turner”.

Declan Welsh is a songwriter and poet from Glasgow who combines indie rock with his strongly held beliefs.  He and The Decadent West create music that is ‘unapologetic, direct and with a message of humanity’ that has won over scores of fans already.  


Sun 3rd                             Brighton Hope & Ruin

Mon 4th                            Bristol Louisiana

Tues 5th                            London Notting Hill Arts Club

Wed 6th                            Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

Fri 8th                               Blackpool Bootleg Social

Sat 9th                               Liverpool Phase One

Sun 10th                        Leeds Lending Room 

Mon 11th                           Manchester Jimmys

Wed 13th                           Leicester Cookie

Thurs 14th                        Halifax Lantern

Fri 15th                              Glasgow St Lukes

Sun 17th                            Inverness Mad Hatters

Mon 18th                          Aberdeen Tunnels

Tues 19th                          Dundee Beat Generator  


Tickets on Sale here.  


Feature photograph by Neelam Khan Vela.

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