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The first single to be taken from their highly anticipated second album 'DOYA (Depend On Your Alter-ego)' showcases a progressive musical and lyrical departure from their 2007 debut 'Songs For Lovesick Teenagers'.
Although nearly 3 years since their last release, the band haven't lost their knack for catchy hooks and melodies. The three and a half minute roller coaster that is 'Take It Out On Me' delivers a tasty concoction of electric disco beats, funky bass lines and a thumping guitar driven chorus.
'It's a song about paranoia, looking over your shoulder all the time' says singer, guitarist Declan Harrington, 'in the case of this song I think that paranoia could be justifi ed, or maybe it's all in the subject's head - you could read it both ways I guess'.
In contrast to the dark lyrical theme, the music itself comes across as upbeat in mood.
The verses are disco-esque, bringing Blondie and Franz Ferdinand to mind, while the chorus with its crunching guitars throws you slap bang into mosh pit territory, reminiscent of Super Furry Animals and Weezer.
The closing chorus of the song is even bigger again, helped by a frantic honky tonk piano and addictive sing-along vocals.
You know that I've been feeling down
So now you gotta do something
yeah, you better do something
Up to now I've been feeding lies to you
If I tell you what it's all about and that
You have to do something
To make me feel wanted
Would it come as such a grand surprise to you?
If you wonder, tell me that you want me
Don't Save your lies for when
The chance is gone and everything you want is
I know you followed me around
but I couldn't do nothing
coz you made me feel haunted
Not that I'd should give reasons why to you
Things are different now it's turned around
I don't have to do something
And I've left you with nothing
Couldn't happen to a nicer kind than you
If you want then, tell me that it's not me
Save your lies for them
And if it's gone, get ready for reaction
Then take it out on me
And now it's come back down to where we began
And now it's gone
We'll watch and we'll wait
released October 15, 2010
Music: D. Harrington & Shibuya Crossings
Lyrics: D. Harrington