SHARP/SHOCK DROP NEW SINGLE ENDLESS HOLIDAY SPLIT 7″ WITH AUSTRALIAN PUNK ROCK LEGENDS BODYJAR OUT TODAY

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SHARP/SHOCK DROP NEW SINGLE ENDLESS HOLIDAY SPLIT 7" WITH AUSTRALIAN PUNK ROCK LEGENDS BODYJAR OUT TODAY

On Friday, Los Angeles punk rock band Sharp/Shock dropped their new single Endless Holiday. The new single was written, recorded and mixed by singer/guitarist Davey Warsop and mastered by Paul Miner (New Found Glory, Thrice).

Endless Holiday is available now on all digital platforms as well as a limited edition split 7″ with legendary Australian punk rock band Bodyjar released via Half Way Records. 

LISTEN TO ENDLESS HOLIDAY 

ORDER THE SPLIT 7″ WITH BODYJAR

As the band name suggests Sharp/Shock deliver punk rock direct and to the point. That’s exactly what the band have achieved with their new sing along anthem Endless Holiday.

Musically, it is exactly what you might expect from 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 Social DistortionThe Descendents or early Green Day and you will find Sharp/Shock.

“I hopped the pond to LA from Birmingham England several years ago as the result of a record deal. After spending so much of my youth and young adulthood in soul-destroying jobs in a blue collar town in England, I basically feel like I’ve won the lottery because I now know what it’s like to live in a “destination” like LA.

So Endless Holiday Is about escapism… Just DREAMING of a more exciting existence than that slightly crappy mundane one that’s handed to so many of us. I was trying to write a song that could tap into that yearning I felt as a kid in England, to just get away from it all and start actually writing my life story!” – singer / guitarist Davey Warsop. 

ABOUT SHARP/SHOCK

Have you ever heard the inarguable sound of what materialises when you let fate direct the future? What if that sound was influenced by twenty years of British and American punk cultures colliding? 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.

Having all played in bands from a young age, the work ethic it takes to move your life around the world just isn’t something that most people possess. Playing in garages to arenas and back again, sleeping on floors and in vans for the better part of the last fifteen years, they found their way to Southern California and were pushed only by that dream so many end up letting slip away.

Singer/Guitarist Davey Warsop (Beat Union, Suedehead) and bass player/vocals Dan Smith (The Dear & Departed, Day Of Contempt) are UK exports. Smith by way of New Zealand/ Australia and also widely known for his achievement in the tattoo world, they both moved to California in the early 2000’s without knowing each other. Drummer Chris Erickson, cut from the same cloth, raised on the same musical upbringing and by chance yet another Birmingham export, completes the trio perfectly.

Touring extensively in support of their first two releases ‘Unlearn Everything’ (2016) and ‘Youth Club’ (2018) and their blistering and urgent, three-piece power punk live shows helped them build a strong fan base around the world, but no-one knew they were sitting on a healthy stack of new material with no real plan of releasing any of it until it was right.

Bass and vocalist Dan Smith, having the admiration for Bodyjar from a very young age and growing up in New Zealand where the band was always larger than life, was the driving force behind this release. “After becoming friendly with Cam during the first quarantine on Instagram of all things, one day I was listening to Bodyjar in the shower, singing as loud as I could. I messaged Cam and simply said ‘Man, we should do a split 7”. To my surprise he wrote straight back, super positive and encouraging about it. Talk about ‘if you don’t ask, you never know’ kind of situation!”

Both bands have used two brand new songs for this release. ‘Reaction’ by Bodyjar and “Endless Holiday” by Sharp Shock and will be released on Melbourne record label Half Way Records, owned and operated by Kiwi export and talent Luke Yeoward.

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