Declan McKenna’s new single ‘Bethlehem’ is only going to build the buzz

If you can sing about religion and get away with it, you're doing something right.
Declan McKenna is a young man going places.

His third release, ‘Bethlehem’, has just peaked its head out of the new music trenches, he did ‘rather well’ at this year’ SXSW and is about to appear on US telly.

Then again, when listening to the previously mentioned, James Ford produced track, it’s easy to see why. Singer songwriters can sometimes be ‘a bit much’. Not our Declan though. He’s singing about religion, which isn’t always the best idea, and still manages to turn it into a bit of pop gold.

Deccers (see, he’s already got a nickname by the fourth paragraph – Ed) is playing The Great Escape this weekend, with dates around the UK across the summer. Check them out beneath the player below.


19-20 The Great Escape, Brighton

27 The Underground, Plymouth

28 Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Exeter


1 Courtyard Theatre, London (Field Day preview party)

10 The Empire, Coventry

11 West End Centre, Aldershot

12 Field Day, London


17 Latitude, Southwold

22 The Boileroom, Guildford

23 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

23 Deer Shed Festival, Thirsk

28 Kendall Calling, Hackthorpe

29 Standon Calling, Hertfordshire

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