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PREMIERE: Youth Sector – ‘Strange’

Sometimes the expectation to be a normal, well-adjusted member of society is all so mundane and tedious. Sometimes collectively letting your hair down and dancing the night away is about as much elation and buzz one can get. Youth Sector promises this (plus more) with new single, ‘Strange.’

After closing out last year opening the bill for DIY Magazine’s ‘Class Of 2018’, Youth Sector have already proven why they deserved the accolade: Two fantastic singles in and a third to widen the field – and the band still show no signs of easing up. In fact, it looks like they are only just getting started, with a plethora of endorsements from the blogosphere and radio stations alike, it would seem that many are interested in the developments to come, as are we.

With as much ferocity and vehemence as there is intellect and intricateness, the band have crafted their most interesting and catchy music yet. A fine blend of distorted guitars that sound like they’ve been chewed up by an exasperated synthesiser, rock solid rhythms and monumental vocal hooks, the Brighton quartet sound as refined and energetic as ever, whilst showing off a serious set of skills and prowess in the process. ‘Strange’ sees the band delving into new territory whilst still staying in keeping with their previous singles.

Right off the bat ‘Strange’ packs in the punches, as a chorus opens the song with guttural stabs that takes breath out of the lungs and a hook that forces its way into the mind almost instantaneously. Taking from influences such as Queens Of The Stone Age and Parquet Courts, ‘Strange’ certainly is anthemic and makes great use of interweaving melodies. As always, Youth Sector show off an abundance of ideas, all of which complement each other and are slotted in one after the other perfectly, it’s easy to see that they have a very budding future ahead of them. As the track draws to a close I find myself wondering, despite all the negative connotations maybe life is better when it’s strange.

‘Strange’ will be available on all digital services from Friday 20th April. The band support Little Comets at Brighton’s Concorde 2 tonight – get your tickets here.

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