aBuse

by Yikkity

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In March 2014, Yikkity released the Separation EP – a five-track taster. Six months on, aBuse, the band’s first full-length album, gets its release to the world. Eight self-penned songs and two instrumentals show the band’s rich musical diversity. It’s certainly not easy listening – the songs reflect the dangerous and uneasy nature of life across the globe, but there’s a belief in human spirit and rebellion which resists the evil portrayed.
Yikkity’s music has its roots in 70s and 80s electronica but it’s not retro. It’s influenced by 80s and 90s house, but it’s not faceless disco music. It wears its influences on its sleeve without being derivative.
The band hails from Forfar and consists of Cameron, John and YiGa. aBuse was written and produced by the three at West Craig Studios by Forfar. Their shared love of artists like Gary Numan, Ladytron, and Depeche Mode is evident, but each member brings his own particular influences to bear, and the outcome is a vibrant, industrial mesh of electronics and melody.
aBuse comes with artwork by talented photographer Andre Govin and is released on KYFIVE which is the electronica subsidiary of Fife online label, Breeze Digital.
For more information, promo requests or to set up an interview, please contact John at music@yikkity.com

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released September 1, 2014

All songs written and performed by Davidson, Duff and YiGa
Sleeve photography by Andre Govin

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Track Name: Separation
I felt the strength of your hands
and I liked the look on your faces.
I like the glimmer of silver
and I liked it in strange places.

Desperation, perspiration, separation.

Every tremor made me fonder.
Not together, only stronger.
In a suitcase, in the water.

Desolation, recrimination, absolution, separation, separation, separation, separation.
Track Name: aBuse
Lie with me. Truth will keep us from our dignity.
Divinity, as insidious as eternity. God saves, saves, saves.
Hands are tied. Jesus will weep at your sacred lies.
God saves, saves, saves.

aBuse - so beat me in time. I won’t be finished ‘til you’re done for my crime.
aBuse – the toll of the bell. Take me to heaven or send me to
aBuse - so beat me in time. I won’t be finished ‘til you’re done for my crime.
aBuse – the toll of the bell. Take me to heaven or send me to hell.

All our gods, hiding from things they know but do not see.
Impropriety, hides in the church of autonomy.
God saves, saves, saves.
No regrets, nothing to do with Biblical sex. God saves.

aBuse - so beat me in time. I won’t be finished ‘til you’re done for my crime.
aBuse – the toll of the bell. Take me to heaven or send me to
aBuse - so beat me in time. No, I won’t be finished ‘til you’re done for my crime.
aBuse – the toll of the bell. Take me to heaven or send me to bloody hell.
Track Name: Done It All (aBuse Remix)
Time is enough to see where you came from.
Do you know where you’ve been when your hopes they keep growing?
Strive all you like, lose sight of your senses. Do all of these things that will end in repentance.

When you’ve gone and done it all, should you stay the same?
When you’ve gone and done it all, should you try to change?
Does it really matter more, can you stand the shame now you’ve done it all?

Look all around, you will see what might be.
Do you know what you’ve done, when you’ve got all that’s going?
Make no mistakes because you’re worth it. Do all of these things that will end your dependence.

When you’ve gone and done it all, should you stay the same?
Does it really matter more, should you try to change?
When you’ve done it all, can you bear the shame when you’ve done it all?

Did it let you down? Did it get to you? Did you win the deal?

When you’ve done it all, should you stay the same?
Does it really matter more, should you try to change?
When you’ve done it all, can you bear the shame now you’ve done it all?
Track Name: The Ignition
I take my place at the end of the line. I trudge my feet through the dirt and grime.
The master looks upon us from his darkened tower.
Our plight worsens with each passing hour. An anxious shiver rushes down my spine.

Yeah

The master shows no mercy to us on the ground,
where the voice of desperation is the only sound.
There’s no respect shown to the people below. They get no reward for the faith they show.
Here come the master’s hammers, pound, pound, pound!

Save me, hear me shout. There’s a new day for us to dream about.
We may be dreaming, yes, we may be dreaming.
Give me strength to fight for a new way. We only want what’s right.

I’m still stuck here at the end of the line. I won’t be fooled for a second time.
We’re getting agitated to a higher state. We’re ready to begin to retaliate.
You’d better pay attention to the back of the line.

Save me, hear me shout. There’s a new day for us to dream about.
We may be dreaming, yes, we may be dreaming.
Give me strength to fight for a new way. We only want what’s right.
Track Name: We Burn
When the time comes, when the time comes to take a stand.
When the lighter, when the lighter burns a hole in my hand.
Tolerated mediocrity for so many years.
Sometimes all it takes is a spark to bring enlightenment to the dark.

When the truth hurts and the nation turns,
When the heat is on, that’s when, that’s when we burn.
Never felt so much power. That’s when, that’s when we burn.
Never felt so much power. That’s when, that’s when we burn.

Blinded by a fake benevolence, they’re clinging to power.
Shooting citizens, killing citizens, here’s the news on the hour.
Sometimes all it takes is a spark to bring enlightenment to the dark.

When the truth hurts and the nation turns,
when the heat is on, and we face the sun,
when the despots cry and the traitors learn
and the people rise, that’s when, that’s when we burn.
Track Name: Calling the Shots
Here, here in the sun, the sounds of fun, life grew brighter with each day.
We dreamed of life ahead. Black, black is the night, it seemed so right,
song drove harder with each play, but now our dreams are dead.

I’m calling the shots, calling the shots, the future is mine.
No turning back, no turning back I’m leaving this time.
I’m calling the shots, calling the shots, calling the shots. Can you hear me? Can you hear me?

Feel, feeling so strong, our love has gone, betraying my wasted Valentine.
You, you used control. I couldn’t let go. Will this be the last time?

I’m calling the shots, calling the shots, the future is mine.
No turning back, no turning back I’m leaving this time.
I’m calling the shots, calling the shots, calling the shots. Can you hear me? Can you hear me?

Clear, clear is my head. My heart it bled. Your decay has left me,
violently and sweetly. I can be who I want to be.

I’m calling the shots, calling the shots, the future is mine.
No turning back, no turning back I’m leaving this time.
I’m calling the shots, calling the shots, calling the shots. Can you hear me? Can you hear me?
Track Name: Give Me Love
You drive me to distraction. You take me to the wall.
I see, but I don’t understand it, stumbling through it all.
Always believing, always the same. Hypnotise me so I experience your pain.

Give me a certain connection, need your physical correction.
Of all these things I need from you, give me love.
Give me love. Give me love.

Secluded exaltation. I’m tortured by the song of sirens.
My tremulous excitement, enticement of the wrong.
Nothing is certain, nothing restrained.
Who would believe that nothing would be so much to gain?

Give me a certain connection, need your physical correction.
Of all these things I need from you, give me love.
Give me a certain connection, need your physical correction.
Of all these things I need from you, give me love.
Give me love. Give me love.
Track Name: Solitude
I could make you wait for a second. I could make you wait forever.
There is no way to measure the passing of your time, coz every second of your life is a fraction of what’s mine.

Solitude, I like it. It’s in the news. I feel it, I feel it, woah.

I’m picking at a sore that I cannot heal. I’m feeling an emotion that I dare not feel.
We’re both condemned, you understand, you understand.
It’s the pain of the game we’re both contained

Nananananananana
Nananananananana

Solitude, I like it. It’s in the news. I feel it, I feel it, woah.

Solitude, nananananananana, nananananananana.
Oh Solitude, nananananananana.
Do ya, do ya, do ya, do ya want it?