Today, our new music spotlight is on Youth Sector.

Location: Brighton

Line-up: Nick Tompkins (guitar/vocals), Brad Moore (guitar), Josh Doyle (bass), Harvey Dent (synth).

About: Brighton five-piece art-rock outfit Youth Sector deliver an agitated, robotic sound “packed with witty barbs and boopy bits” (DORK Magazine), FFO Talking Heads, DEVO and Tubeway Army. The band’s releases to date have received critical praise from the likes of DIY Magazine, DORK, So Young, Gigwise, Line Of Best Fit, Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1), Jon Kennedy (Radio X), Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music), Abbie McCarthy (BBC Radio 1) and Amazing Radio. 

Having supported the likes of Goat Girl, Our Girl, King Nun, GaffaTape Sandy, Walt Disco and The Pale White, Youth Sector’s blistering energy is palpable in their live performance, “with swagger to match bands ten times their size” (DIY).

What Hidden Herd say: Youth Sector have carved out quite the reputation for themselves over this year’s releases; riotous, punchy electro-indie tracks that are both high-tempo and high energy. To top this off, their notorious attitude and assertive live performances have us coming back time and time again.

For fans of: Talking Heads, Tubeway Army

Latest track: ‘Tonight’