I’ve been following fellow Kilby man Declan Welsh for a good 8 years now, and it’s indisputable that he’s really come into his own as one of the country’s most outspoken artists. He has a new EP out now by the name of All My Dreams Are Dull, and it truly showcases Declan at his very best.
Good Person, Bad Things gets the ball rolling with a ballistic energy and engaging hook, with no rest for the wicked as the pace is further boosted in Lull, where we get a great candid vocal performance; a trademark of Declan’s.
A notable chorus and outstanding writing are the focal points of Shiny Toys, while No Pasaran is aggressive and forthright in its lyrics, delivered superbly by Declan, plus the insane riffs and drums towards the end are a perfect fit. Do What You Want is a gripping final track as it tackles the subject of non-conformity and individuality.
All My Dreams Are Dull is hands down one of the best EPs to come out in Scotland this year. Between the themes explored and the sound itself, it’s easy to get invested and sucked into this collection of whopping, hard-hitting songs. Declan is a hell of a talent, and if this record doesn’t convince you, nothing else will quite frankly.