Indie quartet Declan Welsh & The Decadent West share addictive new cut ‘Parisian Friends’, tied to their up-and-coming EP ‘It’s Been a Year’,set for release September 2nd.
Setting the tone with politically engaged 2019 debut LP, ‘Cheaply Bought, Expensively Sold,’ which had fans singing their praises, the group have since been on an ascending journey with appearances at the likes of Glastonbury in addition to a slot at this year’s TRNSMT, with their latest collection of anthems on their upcoming EP set to further intensify interest around the four-piece.
Boasting one of their most infectious cuts yet, ‘Parisian Friends,’ is a colossal indie tune that has you itching to go back to the normality of pre-lockdown gig fun. With frontman Declan Welsh working on annihilating guitar work and ride-along lyrics, Ben Corlett slapping it on bass, Duncan McBride assisting on the guitar and drummer Murray Noble clamping it all together – it’s fair to say the group form an impenetrable force on this release.
Arriving off the back of lead single, indie ballad ‘Another One’ last month, the band are certainly hitting their stride with early nods of approval from the likes of The Independent and The Forty-Five, not to mention previous support from publications including Clash, Dork, Gigwise and The Line Of Best Fit, and numerous spins on the BBC Radio 1 airwaves (Jack Saunders).
Detailing their latest effort, the frontman revealed: “‘Parisian Friends’ is a song about being surrounded by cool people and feeling like you might not match up. It’s a fun, tongue-in-cheek tune that’s meant to be played live and jumped around to. It was written while we played a gig in Paris, after Duncan (guitarist) had driven his old banger of a car all the way from Glasgow. That car was written off after we made it back. The French is deliberately ham-fisted as it’s about trying to superficially present yourself as one thing, when you know that’s not who you really are.”
11th Sept – TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow
2nd Nov – EBGB’s, Liverpool
4th Nov – Sidney and Matilda, Sheffield
5th Nov – Parish, Huddersfield
6th Nov – Adelphi, Hull
7th Nov – YES, Manchester
9th Nov – The Horn, St Albans
10th Nov – Le Pub, Newport
11th Nov – Sebright Arms, London
12th Nov – Joiners, Southampton
13th Nov – Moles, Bath
15th Nov – Bodega, Nottingham
16th Nov – The Victoria, Birmingham
17th Nov – Cookie, Leicester
18th Nov – The Waterfront, Norwich
20th Nov – Songs From Northern Britain, Stockton
21st Nov – Bootleg Social, Blackpool
22nd Nov – SWG3, Glasgow
23rd Nov – The Caves, Edinburgh