Brighton art-rock band Youth Sector have dropped their new single “Benign Fire in a Small Room“ and its accompanying video.
The song is taken from the upcoming EP ‘Quarrels‘, which was produced and mixed by Matt Peel, set to released on June 16 via Dance To The Radio. Pre-order it here.
Commenting on the EP, the band said:
“We recorded Quarrels in Leeds which is quickly becoming a bit of a second hometown for us; we worked with producer Matt Peel for the first time which was a delight – working with Matt taught us to rethink our approach to recording in a lot of really positive ways.”
“Alongside our amazing friend and artist Annie Mackinnon (who did all the artwork) we settled on the medieval theme for the artwork/EP title. It felt appropriate because the themes of the EP songs portray such a regressive, post-Brexit reflection of British life and society that at this moment in time it can feel a little like we’ve moved backwards to a very hostile, brutal country that’s totally out of step with modern aspirations. The songs feel stronger and more decisive stylistically and lyrically than anything we’ve done before and we’re really proud of the material.”
Of the single they say: “The song is about being the last one to notice that you’re not doing so well; it’s one of our favourites from the new EP.”
Quarrels EP Tracklist:
- The Ball
- Benign Fire in a Small Room
- A Definitive Guide to Easy Living
- Free Parking
- Won’t Stop the Wheel