Declan Welsh & The Decadent West – Album Release, In-Stores & Live Dates

With their debut album ‘Cheaply Bought, Expensively Sold’ out this Friday (18 October 2019 via Modern Sky UK) – DECLAN WELSH & THE DECADENT WEST – will be playing a string of FREE in-store shows across Scotland to celebrate its release.

With dates scheduled in the fine independent records shops of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow in the week following the album’s release, check out the full list of intimate performances as follows. 

Album Release In-Store Dates: 

  • 18 Oct – Aberdeen, Chameleon – (6.30pm)
  • 19 Oct – Dundee, Assai – (12pm)
  • 19 Oct – Edinburgh Assai – (4pm)
  • 21 Oct – Glasgow, Love Music – (5.30pm)

Capacities are limited, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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 look to truly set out their stall with upcoming 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 their new album, the Declan & Co. have 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-umentary guest 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, well everywhere for that matter. 

With enveloping narratives every bit about the personal as the political, the songs to be found on their debut outing starkly set the Decadent West apart as one of the most erudite and essential new bands to believe in for the here and now.

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 electrifying 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. From the 31st of October, the Glaswegian band will also be taking 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:



  • Thurs 31 – Newcastle Think Tank 


  • Sun 3 Brighton Hope & Ruin 
  • Mon 4 Bristol Louisiana
  • Tues 5 London Notting Hill Arts Club
  • Wed 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
  • Sun 17 Inverness Mad Hatters
  • Mon 18 Aberdeen Tunnels
  • Tues 19 Dundee Beat Generator

Tickets on Sale from:

Declan Welsh & The Decadent West -’Cheaply Bought, Expensively Sold’- 18th October 2019 – Via Modern Sky UK