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SHARP/SHOCK PONDER ‘THE PLOY IN EMPLOYMENT’ ON THEIR NEW SINGLE

SHARP/SHOCK PONDER ‘THE PLOY IN EMPLOYMENT’ ON THEIR NEW SINGLE
Salad Days

The melodic punk band contributes a new track alongside a Buzzcocks cover for a split E.P. with Wisdom In Chains.

California’s Sharp/Shock imbue American punk tenets with a British lilt and unapologetic nostalgia. Their name is an apt descriptor, a manifesto, and a primer for their melody-meets-malice sound as they deliver a dose of electrifying, melody-driven punk. Cementing their status as one of the most positively powerful bands in punk today, Sharp/Shock has released a new single for their 4-song E.P. with Wisdom In Chains, out on Fast Break! Records.

Sharp/Shock is the brainchild of Davey Warsop (Beat Union, Suedehead) and Dan Smith (The Dear & Departed; world-renowned tattoo artist). Combining their mutual love for The Jam and Descendents with a no-holds-barred approach to performance, Sharp/Shock commands any stage and studio they find themselves in. Sharp/Shock has teamed up with underground hardcore icons Wisdom In Chains for the ultimate hardcore / pop punk split. Each band shreds a fresh original and then cues up on their own handpicked cover. Wisdom In Chains uncovers the glory of the ultra obscure Epoxies, while Sharp/Shock celebrates a classic hit from the legendary Buzzcocks.

Tracklisting:
1. Need More Time (Wisdom In Chains)
2. Richie’s Revenge (Wisdom In Chains, originally performed by The Epoxies)
3. The Ploy in Employment (Sharp/Shock)
4. Ever Fallen In Love (Sharp/Shock, originally performed by The Buzzcocks)

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