FOLLOWING the release of ‘Another One’ last month, Declan Welsh & the Decadent West are back and picking up the pace with a rousing new single called ‘Parisian Friends’.

Showcasing their knack for crafting catchy, guitar-driven hooks, the track is as punchy as they come – bursting with fiery riffs, singalong choruses and driving rhythms.

Declan says ‘Parisian Friends’ is a song about being surrounded by cool people and feeling like you might not match up. It’s a fun, tongue-in-cheek tune that’s meant to be played live and jumped around to.

‘It was written while we played a gig in Paris, after Duncan had driven his old banger of a car all the way from Glasgow. That car was written off after we made it back

The French is deliberately ham-fisted as it’s about trying to superficially present yourself as one thing, when you know that’s not who you really are.’

After exploring a more brooding and reflective sound on ‘Another One’, ‘Parisian Friends’ sees them return to a more rambunctious and propulsive indie-rock sound – channelling the sounds of the early 2000s but entirely with their own guise and swagger.

Packed with energy, it’s fun, infectious and just a bit tongue-in-cheek. Check it out below.

Photo credit: Sedona May.