TUNE Declan Welsh & The Decadent West - Shame
One of Scotland’s most exciting bands Declan Welsh & The Decadent West drop their highly anticipated EP We Wish You All The Best following rowdy first single ‘Ghosted’ and their critically acclaimed album ‘Cheaply Bought, Expensively Sold’.
Finding your own unique point of view in an overwhelming, rowdy world takes time, patience and introspection. Being able to execute it in a way that feels authentic and distinctive is another battle entirely.
Growing up in suburban East Kilbride and now based in Glasgow, Declan Welsh is a poet and songwriter that has managed to cement his individuality by putting humanity at the core of his comments about today’s current affairs. Self-described as “four guys playing guitar music” Declan Welsh and The Decadent West are here to use their music as a catalyst for hope and for change.
One of DW&TDW’s strongest qualities is being able to sincerely relate heavy subject matter in a distinctive and highly listenable way. First single ‘Ghosted’ showcased their pop credentials but second single ‘Shame’ channels a totally different energy. With its overtly nihilist overtones, Welsh’s distinctive vocals act more like a monologue, building to a rousing but melancholy crescendo.
With enthusiastic radio support from Jack Saunders, Huw Stephens, John Kennedy, Steve Lamacq, Chris Hawkins and Tom Robinson as well as a BBC Introducing Track Of The Week for ‘No Fun’, DW&TDW are becoming an unstoppable force in the UK Indie scene.