"Troublemaker" is the third video from Sharp/Shock’s debut album, Unlearn Everything, released earlier this year on Alkaline Trio’s label, Heart & Skull Records.
It’s a tale of forbidden love, clashing youth cultures, set against the band’s sonic backdrop of teenage rebellion……... with a twist. “Troublemaker, troublemaker, the trouble I would make with you.”
“It’s Mods vs. Rockers, Romeo & Juliet with a wink and a nod to Kenneth Anger and Robert Mapplethorpe,” explains director Scott Parker. “We picked the locks of Studio 606 and shot the video while the Foo Fighters were off playing Glastonbury.”
Sharp/Shock’s sound is exactly what you might expect from two Brits, Davey Warsop (vocals/guitar) & Dan Smith and one San Diego native, Korey Kingston (drums), who grew up on bands like The Jam and Stiff Little Fingers and now are submersed in the California sun and the sounds of The Descendents and early Green Day.
Davey might be known to some via his former bands Beat Union and Suedehead, while Dan has made a name for himself as a world-class tattoo artist (and through his regular appearances on the TV show LA Ink) as well as through his former band, The Dear and Departed.
The band has played shows with the likes of Descendents, TSOL, The Vandals, Tiger Army, Rise Against, Dreamcar, The Jesus and Mary Chain
and has appeared at Punk Rock Bowling and Revfest.
Catch Sharp/Shock live on the west coast supporting The Interrupters & SWMRS
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Watch the video here: TROUBLEMAKER
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