Brighton-based foursome Youth Sector have arrived and what better way to jump-start your Monday than with their inaugural jolt of frenetic art-rock?
The band, formerly known as House Points, have announced their return in emphatic style; ‘Dig It and Repeat’ is a tightly-wound first fix that sounds like its slaloming between The Strokes, The Hives and Franz Ferdinand on a near-vertical black run.
‘Dig It and Repeat’ is ace. How did the track come about?
“Thanks! It originated with the opening lead and rhythm guitar riffs. The rest of the track was built up from there in segments, writing bits privately then editing and adding new parts all together in rehearsals.”
How did Youth Sector start out?
“We met at uni and the rest of the band were more or less the only people I (Nick) knew in the first week of uni so I asked if they wanted to start something up and we went from there.”
What inspired your name?
“Pretty uninspiring story behind this one. Josh (bass) suggested it from the top of his head and none of us hated it.”
Who are the Top 5 biggest influences on your sound right now?
“Preoccupations, Devo, Queens Of The Stone Age, Talking Heads and Parquet Courts.”
Any other new artists you have played with and would recommend?
“We would always recommend HAKE, they are a great psychedelic rock five-piece, and Stranger Girl who are also excellent – quirky, hooky, upbeat pop.”
And finally, what does the future hold for Youth Sector?
“This year we’ll be releasing a string of singles throughout the year and gigging a lot.”