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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.

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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

Jamie & Shoony, Scotland On Sunday, 17 April 2016

Published in Scotland On Sunday, 17 April 2016 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss Read on

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon, Scotland On Sunday, 17 April, Jamie & Shoony

Jamie & Shoony first gained attention four years ago when they played a guerilla gig in an Edinburgh supermarket and posted the performance on youtube. Since then they have since added a rhythm section and carved out a reputation for their rousing live shows which appeal to an extremely broad audience, and which invariably involve crowd surfing.

Yet although they have played everywhere from strip clubs to Linthlithgow Palace, as well as dozens of festivals, the band only recently got round to releasing a single. With its driving guitars, pounding rhythms and a chorus which induces the listener to simultaneously sing along and jump around, it brilliantly captures the energy of their live sets.

Jamie & Shoony are now lining up their next release, Settle Down, and Glasgow shoppers should look out for some exotically disguised individuals on Saturday, when the band plan to film their new video in a variety of disguises.

Before then, they are due to headline Hempfest on Glasgow Green (20 April) and have dates in Perth, Kilmarnock, Lockerbie, Brodick and Dunfermline over the coming weeks. These culminate in a support slot for Sugarhill Gang and Grandmaster Flash at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room 4 June [click for tickets] Expect the audience to be very warmed up by the time the hip hop masters take to the stage – Jamie & Shoony are a musical force to reckon with.


Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run run Scotland’s music convention, Wide Days, which takes place from 22-23 April in venues throughout Edinburgh

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* For consideration as our artist of the week or any other news please contact: Derick Mackinnon