Declan Welsh & the Decadent West
Declan Welsh is a songwriter and poet from Glasgow. With his band, The Decadent West they create music that is unapologetic, direct and with a message of humanity. With performances in Palestine (as part of a Glaswegian cultural exchange), The Great Escape, Reeperbahn Festival and London Fashion Week, as well as sold out shows across Scotland, The Decadent West have solidified themselves as one of Scotland’s most promising talents, a band whose combination of taut indie rock and strongly held beliefs have won over scores of fans across their homeland, both young and old.
The Glaswegian outfit’s debut EP ‘All My Dreams Are Dull’, released in 2018, offered a snapshot into the mind of the young poet as he mused about the banality of modern living atop charged, anthemic rock songs.
From the nihilistic, festival ready lead single ‘Lull’ to the Serge Gainsbourg indebted ‘Do What You Want’, Welsh explored themes of sexual liberation and toxic masculinity, with anti-fascist live favourites ‘Nazi Boys’ and ‘No Pasaran’ seeing the band at their most scathing, unapologetically expressing their intolerance of the intolerant.
‘Rare is it these days to find someone which you can foresee people actually making an emotional investment in. Declan Welsh is, by all accounts, one such individual.’ - The Line Of Best Fit
'Artists with genuine integrity and something relevant to say, Welsh and band are a must see.' - The Scotsman
'...there’s an immense sense of pride for the musician who’s become integral to the scene in Scotland using music to make the world a better place.' - Tenement TV