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.
NOVEMBER 2019 UK TOUR DATES
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.