‘CHEAPLY BOUGHT, EXPENSIVELY SOLD’DEBUT ALBUM – OUT NOW ON MODERN SKY UK
UK TOUR BEGINS THIS HALLOWEEN
+ LISTEN TO THE BAND’S STROKES / LIZZO MASH-UP HERE
DECLAN WELSH & THE DECADENT WEST have scored an official Top 10 charting record in the Scottish Albums Chart this week.Following the release of their debut album ‘Cheaply Bought, Expensively Sold’ on 18 October 2019 via indie label Modern Sky UK, it has now been officially confirmed that the Glasgow four piece have seized the #10 spot.
An achievement not to be underestimated by any stretch of the imagination, the breaking band currently find themselves sitting alongside pop giants including Foals, Liam Gallagher, Elbow and The Beatles who also charted this week. The result follows continued support from their dedicated fanbase and from radio champions including RADIO 1’s Jack Saunders. The record has also received a slew of commendable reviews already, with THE SCOTSMAN having praised its “swagger and attitude”, while THE SKINNY MAGAZINE have hailed Declan’s profound lyrical abilities to: “dig deep into the seeming mundanity of city life in a way reminiscent of Mike Skinner or Alex Turner”.
Celebrating the release, the band now prepare to take it out on the road with a full UK-wide tour beginning this Halloween. Full dates and details can be found below.
Offering a teaser of their live abilities, the band have also recently released a playful new version of ’No Fun’, which sees them mash-up the track with Lizzo’s ‘Juice’ and The Strokes’ ‘Reptilia’. LISTEN HERE. Something that needs to be heard to be believed, the track is cut from the band’s Maida Vale live session of last week when they were invited to play at the legendary London studios by BBC R1’s Jack Saunders. 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.’
Declan Welsh is a songwriter and poet from Glasgow. Combining taut indie rock and strongly held beliefs, Declan and his band, The Decadent West create music that is unapologetic, direct and with a message of humanity that has won over scores of fans already. Releasing their rousing first EP ‘All My Dreams Are Dull’ to widespread approval in 2018, the Decadent West now truly set out their stall with their debut album: ‘Cheaply Bought, Expensively Sold’, 12 studio recordings produced by the esteemed Chris Marshall in Glasgow (Gerry Cinnamon, Baby Strange, The Dunts, The Van T’s etc).
In the lead-up to the new album, the Declan & Co. whet appetites with recent single ‘How Does Your Love’ a disco-flecked indie belter that finds nuanced nostalgia in our regional nightlife scene (which was also accompanied by an extended 17-minute mock-umentaryguest starring ‘Limmy’s Show’ comedy legend Paul McCole) ; plus ‘No Fun’, a sardonic swipe at the scenester culture found to be lingering in Scottish flat parties and beyond.
Following a year of sold out shows across the UK and performances as diverse as those in Palestine (as part of a Glaswegian cultural exchange), The Great Escape, Reeperbahn,London Fashion Week, and their Billy Bragg-approved appearance at Glastonbury 2019; The Decadent West have solidified themselves as one of Scotland’s most promising talents and an unmissable live prospect. Kicking off this week at Newcastle Think Tank on 31st of October, the Glaswegian band will now take their politically charged indie-punk to the irate masses in a run of Winter UK Tour dates to see out the year.
Full headline tour dates and details as follows:
2019 UK TOUR DATES
OctoberThurs 31 Newcastle Think Tank
NovemberSun 3 Brighton Hope & Ruin Mon 4 Bristol LouisianaTues 5 London Notting Hill Arts ClubWed 6 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach Fri 8 Blackpool Bootleg Social Sat 9 Liverpool Phase One Sun 10 Leeds Lending Room Mon 11 Manchester Jimmys Wed 13 Leicester Cookie Thurs 14 Halifax Lantern Fri 15 Glasgow St Lukes – SOLD OUT!Sun 17 Inverness Mad HattersMon 18 Aberdeen TunnelsTues 19 Dundee Beat Generator
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Declan Welsh & The Decadent West – ‘Cheaply Bought, Expensively Sold’- OUT NOW – Via Modern Sky UK
The Decadent West are: Declan Welsh, Duncan McBride, Ben Corlett and Murray Noble.
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