I was bummed when Beat Union broke up, they reminded me of The Jam a little. Now Davey Warsop is singing for a band called Sharp/Shock featuring Dan Smith of The Dear & Departed and Korey Kingston of The Aggrolites & Suedehead. The band will be releasing their debut album, Unlearn Everything, this summer on Alkaline Trio’s Heart & Skull Records. To pre-order Unlearn Everything head to http://www.sharpshock.bigcartel.com/
The band premiered a brand new song and music video for the track “Away From The Man,” exclusively with Alternative Press Magazine. Fans can check it out here.
“It is an absolute honor to welcome Sharp/Shock to the Heart&Skull family,” says Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio and Blink-182. “We started our label to not only put out our own releases but to also release music by people we consider close friends. Family. In a business that is growing exceedingly difficult to find true allies in, we are proud to offer a situation for artists in which the most important goal is to publish great art by great people. To have Sharp/Shock as our maiden partnership in this venture is something we have always hoped for but until recently, haven’t imagined. From the first time we heard their record we knew that they were a perfect fit. We are extremely thankful that they felt the same way. It is an amazing feeling to help such a great group of people put out this amazing record via Heart&Skull.”
Unlearn Everything Track Listing
1. Sub Society
3. The Tension
4. Away From The Man
5. I Don’t Wanna Be A Millionaire
6. Bees and Honey
9. Life At The Top
10. Woohay the Lads!
For the members of Sharp Shock, growing up with the bands that defined music with an honesty and passion that can be rarely found in modern times, cleared a very obvious path for what they wanted to do with their own lives. Sometimes in music, the storybook tale of determination, sacrifice and despair can be thrown around hastily. To some, those three things describe a reality that very few can truly understand, and for the members of Sharp Shock, they are only a few attributes that make up their unique story.