Whether they’re revitalizing Brit punk tenets, or putting a fresh new spin on American rock standards, Sharp/Shock is no stranger to reinvention. The trio’s newest release, a cover of the Buzzcocks’ “Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve),” showcases their no-holds-barred approach to power punk. Listen to the cover, performed live at Costa Mesa’s Hurley Studios, via New Noise today.
The excitement doesn’t end there, though—Sharp/Shock are kicking off their West Coast tour today, in support of pop-punk dynamos Alkaline Trio. Fronted by Davey Warsop (Beat Union, Suedehead) and Dan Smith (The Dear & Departed; world-renowned tattoo artist), Sharp/Shock brings two of punk’s most dynamic forces together on one stage. Along with choice cuts from Youth Club and their 2016 debut Unlearn Everything, Sharp/Shock will also be whipping out this Buzzcocks cover every night on the road.
Earlier this summer, Sharp/Shock released their punchy sophomore album Youth Club, a love letter to bands that fed Warsop and Smith’s creative appetites as young musicians (The Jam, Stiff Little Fingers). From the knuckle dragging fury of “I Don’t Want A Nuclear Family,” to the relentless of groove of “Dancing All Night” and the lyrical cogency of “Bad Lad,” the tracks that comprise Youth Club imbue classic American punk pillars with a cheeky British lilt.
Youth Club is available now via Matt Skiba’s Heart & Skull Records—order a copy of your own here. Catch Sharp/Shock on the road this month (full tour itinerary below).
Sharp/Shock Tour Dates
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
Youth Club — Track Listing
1. Real Life
3. Dancing All Night
4. Bad Lad
5. Thingy pt. 1
6. I Don’t Want A Nuclear Family
7. Dead End Town
8. The Reds
9. I Just Can’t Get My Head Around It
10. Thingy pt. 2
12. Walking A Thin Line