Declan Welsh & The Decadent West

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Declan Welsh & The Decadent West, Scotland on Sunday, 16 April 2017

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 16 April 2017 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss. Read on [in association with Tribe Tattoo]

DECLAN WELSH & THE DECADENT WEST Artist of the Week in Scotland On Sunday

Scotland On Sunday, 16 April 2017, Declan Welsh & The Decadent West

Declan Welsh & The Decadent West are a punk band with strong pop influences hailing from East Kilbride.

Guaranteed to appeal to lovers of The Clash, they’ve supported artists including; The Proclaimers, Ocean Colour Scene, Eddi Reader and Glasvegas, performed at BBC 6 Music Festival in Glasgow last month and were one of only 120 UK bands, to be selected for Glastonbury Festival’s Emerging Talent competition (whittled down from many thousands).

Welsh’ songwriting covers everyday frustrations, suburban boredom, social commentary and politics. It’s refreshing to discover an artist with genuine integrity and something relevant to say – Welsh and band are a must see.

They play a FREE gig on Friday at The Liquid Rooms in Edinburgh for our Wide Days festival (click HERE for tickets) and at The Art School in Glasgow on 26 May.

Full info see

Under the Radar is in association with Tribe Tattoo body piercing and tattoo studios in Edinburgh and Glasgow. To find out more visit

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry convention Wide Days which takes place from 21-22 April visit

* For consideration as our Artist of the Week please click HERE scroll to the bottom and review checklist of what we NEED in order to feature bands in Scotland On Sunday. Then email: Derick Mackinnon with all the info