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Luke James
Luke James

CLUNK Magazines chief album review guy and a lover of cats!

Scottish indie/new wave outfit Declan Welsh & The Decadent West share latest single ‘Impermanency’, taken from their forthcoming EP

As somewhat of a herald for their upcoming EP ‘Impermanency’, Declan Welsh & The Decadent West have released their single of the same name.

Bridging a gap between their last LP ‘Cheaply Bought, Expensively Sold’ and their as yet untitled second record, slated to arrive in 2023, Impermanency also bridges the gap between 80’s era new wave and current day indie rock. With an ominous undertone and twinkling keyboards throughout the verse, when the chorus hits, it hits like a tidal wave. The soaring guitar, the battered drums and the wave of noise behind it envelops you like a blanket. Declan Welsh’s strong Scottish accent and powerful voice combine to create a voice that demands to be heard.

Of ‘Impermanency’, Declan says: “It’s about death, really, and the terrifying inevitability of it. But the other side of that to even get to live is such a gift, even if it is fleeting, and possibly even because it is fleeting. It’s about cycles.”

You can feel the weight of this message in the music with the euphoric sound to the guitars sitting over the thunderous rhythm section. If this is a taste of their next album, it cannot come soon enough and it’s sure to be an album that will make Declan Welsh & The Decadent West a household name.

Listen to ‘Impermanency’ here: