We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Sharp/Shock’s live performance of The Buzzcocks’ song “Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)” – watch it below. You can grab the band’s music & merch here.
Sharp/Shock vocalist/guitarist Davey Warsop commented:
The greatest songs of all time always have a universal subject matter. Who CAN’T relate to falling for someone who’s not on the same page? It happened to me recently, so it’s been cathartic to pay tribute to this classic.
Sharp/Shock Tour Dates w/ Alkaline Trio & together PANGEA:
10/04 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
10/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
10/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
10/08 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10/09 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
10/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/12 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
10/14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
10/15 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
10/16 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
10/18 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
About the band:
“Sharp/Shock” couldn’t be more of an accurate description of how this band came out of the gates and what they did with their explosive and refreshing first record Unlearn Everything. This power-punk trio that started as a purely casual project rapidly picked up speed with their unique and instantly memorable songs laced with nostalgia and angst.
Singer/guitarist Davey Warsop (Beat Union, Suedehead) and bassist/vocalist Dan Smith (The Dear & Departed; world-renowned tattoo artist) are both UK exports but didn’t cross paths until they were both transplanted to California. Despite their dissimilar geographical beginnings, they quickly realized they were all very much from the same place.
With early support and approval from legendary bands such as The Descendents, TSOL and The Jesus and Mary Chain, it wasn’t long before Sharp/Shock’s path was forged – their energy and passion was undeniable. After only a short year of touring (alongside The Interrupters, The Bronx, Culture Abuse, and Against Me!), the next chapter is looking to be the band’s most exciting yet.
May 25th will see the highly anticipated release of their second record Youth Club, which, like the first, is a powerful barrage of melody and malice. From the cutting reality and deeply analytical lyrics of “Nuclear Family,” to the abrasive and untreated honesty addressing repressive youth culture in “BAD LAD,” Sharp/Shock are exactly what you would expect from musicians who were born and bred on The Jam, Stiff Little Fingers, and subculture staples, but they’ve still got plenty of surprises in store. The album is the sound of a trio finding their footing; their forthcoming sophomore album is a flex of their now-seasoned partnership. With Warsop stepping in as producer (who has previously served behind the board for Green Day, Foo Fighters, Bad Religion, and more), Sharp/Shock’s sound is more streamlined than ever.
When you’ve had enough of the boring and bland, a Sharp/Shock is the dose you need to take.
Top photo by Derek Bahn