A savagely sardonic swipe at scenester culture, the ’No Fun’ video delivers visuals as sharp of wit and dry of humour as the expertly acerbic lyrics by Declan Welsh & The Decadent West that soundtrack it. Equal measures chaotic and comical, new single ‘No Fun’ is a snarky riposte to all the pouters and posers found to be draining the life from your typical Glasgow party. From the appropriation of Scottish working class ‘buckfast’ culture, to that one guy wearing a bucket hat ironically blaring out ‘80s cheese, desperate to be the life of the party, ‘No Fun’ takes aim at the various forms of ‘party chat’ encountered in a Glasgow flat at 3am.
As Declan explains: “ ‘No Fun’ is about the inflated self importance of the kind of people who get full of it at a party and corner you to tell you about how they went on holiday and seen "the real Thailand". It's about folk with no self awareness. It's about people who think they are the kings of all banter because they put on a funny hat at 3am. It's about people who say the word sesh with no hint
‘No Fun’ also follows ‘Absurd’ and ‘Different Strokes’ as the latest single to emerge from Declan & co’s long-awaited debut album, Cheaply Bought, Expensively Sold, which has recently been confirmed for release on October 18 via the Modern Sky UK label.
Declan Welsh is a songwriter and poet from Glasgow. With his band, The Decadent West they create music that is unapologetic, direct and with a message of humanity. With sold out shows across Scotland and performances as diverse as in Palestine (as part of a Glaswegian cultural exchange), The Great Escape, Reeperbahn and London Fashion Week, The Decadent West have solidified themselves as one of Scotland’s most promising talents.