Single Review: Shambolics’ Single ‘Sharp As A Razor’ Sees The Band Slashing Expectations Once Again

© Shambolics, 2021

By Lana Williams

Not ones known for shying away from crunching guitar tunes featuring soaring vocals and roaring drumbeats, the shams are back with their rolling new cut ‘Sharp As A Razor’. Forever adding to their exemplary back-catalogue, ‘Sharp As A Razor’ follows on from their previous release, ‘Dreams, Schemes & Young Teams’.

Explosive and effervescent, the dreamy brit-pop quintet effortlessly displays their rock prowess through their use of wild instrumentation and insightful lyricism with an almost unmatched ability. Released on Eggman Records, the track features adrenaline-fuelled rock-heavy vocals accompanied by whooping harmonies and hazy guitar lines. The Fife five-piece are firmly on their way to cementing themselves in Scottish rock history.

Lending an insight onto the track, the boys divulge, “We wanted to write a proper thumping tune that would go down a storm live but still keep a bit of simplicity & swagger about it. The song is pretty much about not caring what people think or say about you. The chorus lyrics are a little nod to the g.o.a.t Muhammad Ali. We took inspiration from a rhyme he would use on the build-up to his fight against Joe Frazier.”

The band are heading out on a string of UK tour dates, their headlines having been sold out in almost a heartbeat. Shambolics’ dates can be found below if you fancy catching them live.

SEPTEMBER

10th – Glasgow, TRNSMT

24th – Glasgow, Playground Festival

25th – Stockton On Tees, Gathering Sounds Festival

OCTOBER

2nd – Liverpool, Sound City Festival

7th – Edinburgh, The Caves (SOLD OUT)

8th – Aberdeen, Cafe Drummond (SOLD OUT)

9th – Dundee, The Church (SOLD OUT)

NOVEMBER

5th – London, Old Blue Last

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