|HEART & SKULL
Release Date: 07 October 2016
Format: LP Vinyl
|SHARP SHOCK UNLEARN EVERYTHING Limited 180gram Vinyl LP + Download
Singer/Guitarist Davey Warsop (Beat Union, Suedehead) and bass player/ vocals Dan Smith (The Dear & Departed) are UK exports. Smith by way of New Zealand and also widely known for his achievement in the tattoo world, they both moved to Southern California in the early 2000s without knowing each other. Korey Kingston (The Aggrolites/ Suedehead) would end up completing this trio perfectly. Despite their different geographical beginnings, they quickly realized they were all very much from the same place. Musically, it is exactly what you might expect kids schooled early on
The Jam and Stiff Little Fingers would sound like. Then, submerse that in the sun drenched beach cities of Southern Californian surf, skate, and punk culture and the sounds of Descendents or early Green Day and you will find SHARP SHOCK.
The way the band formed can only be described as organic and after some time away from playing and being rather disheartened with the machine of the music industry and not knowing where they fit in, they all agreed to take much more of a DIY approach this time. Warsop, having produced and engineered countless records over the years at Hurley studios shortly after moving to the US, was a key piece in the productivity of self producing the debut album. “We tracked the majority of this record live, to keep the performances honest and fun. Like our name suggests, we’re trying to keep everything about this band direct and to the point. From the songwriting being short and snappy, to us being a trio…we don’t want to overcomplicate anything.” says Warsop. SHARP SHOCK had their first record under their belt within a very short amount of time and it would be no
surprise if a second wasn’t too far away. “This feels like it did when I was covering my favorite bands in my garage as a kid. We are doing only what we know...and doing it from the heart” say Smith.
1. Sub Society
3. The Tension
4. A way From The Man
5. I Don’t Wanna Be A Millionaire
6. Bees And Honey
9. Life At The Top
10. Wahey The Lads