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The Ball

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

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    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.

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  • Quarrels Splatter Vinyl and Dip-Dye T-Shirt Bundle
    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*

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

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  • Quarrels EP 12" Vinyl (Transparent Red)
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    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.

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about

The Ball was written during whichever political sleeze scandal was in the headlines that week. There was bluster, there were apologies and there were resignations, just like the week after. It's an expression of the exhaustion that comes from seeing relentless and overt criminality on show from our leaders and having to take it all on the chin.

lyrics

You have not seen nothing yet
Oh guess who dropped the ball
Who dropped the ball?

When there’s a scandal and you’re handling it,
Let the intern take the fall
When will we know once and for all
Who dropped the ball?

When are you gonna drop dead?
When are you gonna drop dead?
How do you sleep at night?
Well you know what’s worst of all
What’s off the wall
Who had the gaul
Who made the call
Who dropped the ball?

And we are all in need of rescue
‘Cause it’s you who burnt the bridge,
Who burnt the bridge
There’s no denying it now
The collective thinking is
Yes the ship is sinking
Now the water’s at our hips
It’s just a case of how not if
You sank the ship

When are you gonna drop dead?
When are you gonna drop dead?
How do you sleep at night?
How do you justify it?
Why is it you must deny it?

When will you make it make sense?
When will you make it make sense?
How do you sleep at night?
Shoulda never made the trip
Your fingertips
Have lost their grip
You made the slip
You sank the ship

Let’s get today out the way
And in the rearview mirror
Let’s get today out the way
And in the rearview mirror
Let’s get this bleak fucking week
In the rearview mirror
Let’s get this bleak fucking week
In the rearview mirror
Let’s get this year
Outta here in our rearview mirror
Let’s get this year
Outta here in our rearview mirror
Let’s get this year
Outta here and in our rearview mirror
Let’s get this year
Outta here and in our rearview mirror

When are you gonna drop dead?
When are you gonna drop dead?
When will you make it make sense?
When will you make it make sense?
How do you sleep at night?
How do you justify it?
Why is it you must deny it?
How do you sleep at night?
And why do we always fall for it?
You’re called to it
Maybe we’ve all just dropped the ball

credits

from Quarrels, track released November 20, 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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