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 sold out shows across Scotland and performances as diverse as in Palestine (as part of a Glaswegian cultural exchange), The Great Escape, Reeperbahn and London Fashion Week, 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.
2019 sees the band finally realise their potential, releasing their debut album via Modern Sky UK, a collection of old and new, that traverses life in the provincial West of Scotland, their dream of a socialist future and performative woke-ism. As every bit about the personal as the political, the outfits debut offering is distinctly Glaswegian, while having their sights firmly on the issues that affect us all as humans and the beauty of human connection, regardless of creed.
Declan Wesh and The Decadent West now share the first offering from their debut album with Absurd, a commentary on the current climate working class artists must traverse, a life of compromise and stark financial insecurity, as well as the commodification of wokeism.
See them perform at The Fulford Arms in York tomorrow night.