UK Decay’s music is sparse and uncompromising. Lyrics
are steeped in religious imagery, drawn into an air of despondency
and bleakness, giving the impression of a twisted sort of sanctity,
a demonic pagan variety of Christianity. UK Decay say they don’t
invoke religious symbolism to enhance any atmosphere, but rather
to challenge myth and tradition.
Abbo: ‘We’re optimistic. We believe in our ideals,
which means there’s hope. If we didn’t see any way
out – any end to the tunnel, then we’d be doomy.
I don’t offer any definite solutions, but I offer the
way to them in the lyrics.
in UK Decay stands for decadence. Our vehicle for being different
is our decadence – not in the nihilistic sense of drug
abuse etc, but in the sense of using different methods and channels
to achieve a purpose.’
UK Decay have
a new single out, ‘Werewolf’ and have one album
to their credit, ‘For Madmen Only.’ With the ‘right’
efficient machinery behind them they could quite easily have
achieved more recognition by now, but that doesn’t worry
them – they don’t think they’re failing or
missing out in any way.
Abbo: ‘I think it’s a fallacy that if you get a
political record in the top 30, its going to have more effect
than one that doesn’t sell very many. If too much stress
is put on the entertainment value then you lose the message
behind it. People buy it merely because its got a good beat
or a catchy tune or whatever. That’s myopia.’