February 23, 2018  /  Declan Welsh and The Decadent West

Location: Glasgow

FFO: Rascalton, Shredd!

Label: Unsigned


Taken from their upcoming EP, Declan Welsh and The Decadent West burst into 2018 with the eruptive new track ‘Shiny Toys’. The single will see the band tour the UK extensively, including performances at The Great Escape and Stag and Dagger Festival as well as the launch of a book of poetry, written by Declan Welsh over the past few years. Channelling influences from 90’s grunge, britpop and pop punk, ‘Shiny Toys’ progresses with a melodic chord progression and muted chugging, leading up to the highly explosive chorus like a volatile cube of TNT with nervous, postal tendencies. A song with well thought out depth and meaning, it’s one you won’t want to miss live.

On the track Declan says: “It’s a song about two characters who have an odd love hate friendship. The kind of person who’s your best friend, but your rival. It’s about wee boys, competitiveness, growing apart, class, jealousy and the way your past never really leaves you.” “

Musically, it’s probs our most anthemic yet. It’s big, maybe quite britpop influenced. There’s shades of Blur, Pulp, Oasis, but also Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana; all bands with choruses. There’s not enough choruses anymore.”