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Declan Welsh & The Decadent West Mash-Up The Strokes + Lizzo

As they prepare to hit the road, Declan Welsh & The Decadent West are serving up an electrifying live rendition of ‘No Fun’, surgically spliced with Lizzo’s ‘Juice’ and The Strokes classic ‘Reptilia’. A mash-up that needs to be heard to be believed, the track is cut from the band’s Maida Vale live session earlier this week when they were invited to play at the legendary London studios by BBC R1’s Jack Saunders. The Glasgow four piece took the opportunity to re-imagine the lead single of their freshly released debut album, Cheaply Bought, Expensively Sold, (out now on Modern Sky UK), with distinctively Scottish-flavoured covers of the mega-hits by two of their favourite US artists.

Speaking about the mash-up, Declan says: “We are chuffed with this. We were asked to do a Maida Vale mashup for Jack Saunders and Radio 1, so we decided to combine two of our favourite acts and tunes - the queen that is Lizzo and the heroes that are the Strokes. You never know ye needed ‘Juice’ into ‘Reptilia’, but here it is. Ya ya eeh, troops. Ya ya eeh.'

Declan Welsh is a songwriter and poet from Glasgow. Combining taut indie rock and strongly held beliefs, Declan and his band, The Decadent West create music that is unapologetic, direct and with a message of humanity that has won over scores of fans already.

Following a year of sold out shows across the UK and performances as diverse as those in Palestine (as part of a Glaswegian cultural exchange), The Great Escape, Reeperbahn, London Fashion Week, and their Billy Bragg-approved appearance at Glastonbury 2019; The Decadent West have solidified themselves as one of Scotland’s most promising talents and an unmissable live prospect. The Glaswegian band will now take their politically charged indie-punk to the irate masses in a run of Winter UK Tour dates to see out the year.

Full headline tour dates and details as follows:



Sun 3                     Brighton Hope & Ruin

Mon 4                   Bristol Louisiana

Tues 5                   London Notting Hill Arts Club

Wed 6                   Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

Fri 8                       Blackpool Bootleg Social

Sat 9                      Liverpool Phase One

Sun 10                   Leeds Lending Room

Mon 11                 Manchester Jimmys

Wed 13                 Leicester Cookie

Thurs 14               Halifax Lantern

Fri 15                     Glasgow St Lukes

Sun 17                   Inverness Mad Hatters

Mon 18                 Aberdeen Tunnels

Tues 19                 Dundee Beat Generator



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