Today, our new music spotlight is on Youth Sector

Location: Brighton

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

About: Brighton five-piece Youth Sector are an indie/alt rock five-piece offering up a unique blend of drawling vocal melodies sashaying above sharp, crooked guitars. Bringing in influences from Talking Heads, Devo and Preoccupations, howling ’80s-esque synths and angry driving bass lines are the order of the day. The band’s first singles have been well received by the likes of The Line Of Best Fit, DIY, Gigwise, BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing. With a compelling live show, Youth Sector have “swagger to match bands ten times their size, the confidence they exhibit points to exciting things” – DIY.

What Hidden Herd say: Youth Sector continue to deliver their penchant for punchy, hook-laden tracks that flitter between grunge, funk and indie. Their genre lucidity gives their repertoire a dynamism rarely seen today, showing their commitment to experimentation and creative licence. As a result, ‘Renting Spaces In My World’ feels its both familiar and a taste of something new.

For fans of: Talking Heads, Devo

Next shows:

13th July Hidden Herd Festival at Patterns, Brighton


Latest track: ‘Renting Spaces In My World’