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Benign Fire in a Small Room

from Quarrels by Youth Sector

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Limited edition repress of Youth Sector's 'Quarrels' EP featuring additional tracks not previously press to vinyl!

    Pressed on yellow, pink and green 12" splatter vinyl.

    This is a pre-order, shipping expected to start April 10th 2024.

    Tracklisting:

    Side A:

    The Ball
    Benign Fire in a Small Room
    Definitive Guide to Easy Living
    Free Parking
    Won't Stop the Wheel

    Side B:

    Teeth
    No.1 Bestseller
    Self Exile
    No Fanfare

    Includes unlimited streaming of Quarrels via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • T-Shirt/Shirt

    Get the Youth Sector 2024 look with these incredible dip-dye yellow and pink logo tees. Each t-shirt has been individually hand-dyed by the band with costume designer Akshy Marayen, meaning they are all totally unique!

    Gildan Heavy 100% cotton t-shirt with mono screen printed logo. Dyed by hand.

    *HAND WASH ONLY - COLOUR MAY RUN*

    This is a pre-order, shipping expected to start April 10th 2024.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Get the Youth Sector 2024 look with these incredible dip-dye yellow and pink logo tees and matching splatter vinyl. Each t-shirt has been individually hand-dyed by the band with costume designer Akshy Marayen, meaning they are all totally unique!

    Gildan Heavy 100% cotton t-shirt with mono screen printed logo. Dyed by hand.

    *HAND WASH ONLY - COLOUR MAY RUN*

    This is a pre-order, shipping expected to start April 10th 2024.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Quarrels via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    shipping out on or around April 10, 2024
    Purchasable with gift card

      £54.99 GBP or more 

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Limited edition 12" vinyl version of our latest EP 'Quarrels'. Pressed on transparent red vinyl.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Quarrels via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
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      £19.99 GBP or more 

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  • Digital Track
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about

This feels like our most mature offering so far and is my personal favourite on the EP. I had this core image of a person being totally on fire but being the last to know or care about it; I loved it as a metaphor for trying to drudge through life even as things are falling apart for you and everyone can see it. But to be honest I had so much fun just taking that image at face value and running with it for a full 3 minutes - following this guy to work as he tries to get through a day without drawing attention to the fact he's on fire, and slowly, reluctantly acknowledging it: "It appears that I'm on fire but I think it will go out soon.

lyrics

It was the same
Routine and
There was nothing unusual
Nothing untoward and you will laugh
At me when
I confess there’s a mess
That I struggle to suppress

I’m on fire
I’m on fire
In this burning room
Oh yes I’m on fire but
I think it will go out soon

Well there were points
And panic
There was mumbling rumbling
All around the water cooler
I’d have had it
In control without all
Of them fixing up a fuss
And now my ears are burning
Just like the desk is burning
No doubt the smoke’s alarming
Who’s it harming?
Try to keep cool
Cause it’s all by the by

I’m on fire
I’m on fire
In this burning room
Take what action you require but
I think you should know I’m on fire
I’m on fire
In this burning room
It appears that I’m on fire but
I think it will go out

Soon
It’s just a minor affliction,
I wouldn’t pay it any mind if I were you
Despite the general depiction
It’s just a small room
As it burns
Don’t affirm the crime
It’s benign
I’m unharmed
It’s just a small room you can silence the alarm

But I’m on fire
I’m on fire
In this burning room
Just a body upon a pyre but
I think you should know I’m on fire
I’m on fire
In this burning room
I’ll admit that I’m on fire but
I hope it will go out soon

credits

from Quarrels, track released April 5, 2023
Lead Vocals / Guitar: Nick Tompkins
Lead Guitar: Bradley Moore
Bass Guitar: Josh Doyle
Keys: Nick Smith
Drums: Steve Ray

Produced & Mixed: Matt Peel
Mastered: Felix Davis

Artwork: Annie Mackinnon

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Youth Sector Brighton, UK

Brighton-based Youth Sector’s music is a coiled spring of urgency and unpredictable energy; while lyrically offering a sense of catharsis for the confusion of modern adult life.

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