Australian punk-rock trio Short Stack have announced details of their fifth studio album Maybe There’s No Heaven today.
Released on Friday February 25, 2022 via UNFD, Maybe There’s No Heaven sees Short Stack distill their sensational and storied career into 10 crunchy and instantly memorable bangers, including today’s new cut ‘Love You Like I Used To’.
“There was a tension between the band that we wanted to be and the band that other people around us wanted to be,” says Short Stack vocalist Shaun Diviney of the band’s storied past. Drummer Bradie Webb declares that this time around feels like the group “finally have our hands on the steering wheel.”
Completed by bassist Andy Clemmensen, the Short Stack trio began band practice in a central coast garage during high school before their explosive debut album Stack Is The New Black dropped as the group hit the ripe old age of 20. Sweeping up an #1 ARIA Chart debut, a Rolling Stone cover, Platinum recognition and tens of thousands of tickets sold in its wake, Short Stack soared to incredible heights.
Over a decade on from their rise to stardom, the trio are reflecting on their fascinating journey – warts and all – on Maybe There’s No Heaven. For all its epic highs and crushing lows, Short Stack are looking back on their career with gratitude for every experience and unswerving fan that’s led them to this moment. After all that’s been, Maybe There’s No Heaven was birthed from the truest form of Short Stack there is, as Bradie concludes: “it isn’t in any way what someone else told us we should be.”
On today’s catchy new single ‘Love You Like I Used To’, Shaun shares that it may just be his favourite on the record, adding:
“We wrote it as a sad party anthem – almost like an anthem for breakups. We approached the song very differently to any other song we’ve ever worked on. It took several days to get it “right” because we knew there was something special there, we just needed to find the right way to bring it to life.”