Saturday, May 15, 2021

"Another One" by Declan Welsh and the Decadent West


I've followed Glasgow's Declan Welsh and the Decadent West for several years, and am a big fan of the sound, passion, and willingness to articulate their political views (frontman Declan also is a poet, author, activist, and has Billy Bragg lyrics tatooed on his arm). Their last album was Cheaply Bought, Expensively Sold, released in 2019. This fall will bring a new EP titled It's Been A Year, and the band will prime the pump by releasing three singles in the next few months. Happily, the first one, the pandemic inspired album closer "Another One", is already here. Mid-tempo but with a big sound, it is a fine first taste of what promises to be a very good record.

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