De indie-rockband Declan Welsh & The Decadent West, afkomstig uit Glasgow, hebben hun tweede studioalbum, getiteld #2, uitgebracht. Als voorproefje op het album werden meerdere singles uitgebracht, waaronder 100-1 en de groovy track Doing Great. Het album is geproduceerd door de Grammy-genomineerde producer Gianluca Buccaletti, bekend van zijn werk met artiesten als Arlo Parks, Big Piig en Easy Life.


Welsh over het album:
I guess the album is a product of its environment, written over a period of time in which the outside world seemed as far away as it ever has done. It’s an introspective album in some parts, and in others it’s an album about watching people from a distance. Musically there’s a lot more space than anything we’ve done before, a lot of that has to do with it being created in a bedroom first off. That’s the synthetic part, but we then recorded most of everything live over it, with real instruments. So there’s this dual personality I think, where the synthetic and the analogue are kinda fighting it out. The result of that is this kinda detached attitude that gives way to huge moments of emotion. Lyrically, this is reflected back, with the album discussing issues concerning rumination, isolation and anxiety before moments of humour, hope and love break through to lift the songs and provide light to the shade.”


Het viertal bestaat uit Declan Welsh (leadzang, gitaar), Duncan McBride (gitaar), Ben Corlett (bas) en Murray Noble (drums), en staat bekend om hun authenticiteit en politieke betrokkenheid. In december is de band live te bewonderen in Nederland. De show op 15 december in Paradiso is al uitverkocht!


14 december – Antwerpen, Trix Bar
15 december – Amsterdam, Paradiso Bovenzaal
16 december – Rotterdam, Rotown


1 november 2023
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