From adorning countless Myspace pages in the early 2000s to proving that pop punk is alive and well decades later, beloved Budgewoi rockers Short Stack are back in sparkling form with a 90s-soaked bop courtesy of their latest single Shotgun Wedding, out now via UNFD.
Inspired by the band’s own formative listening and overflowing with buoyant beats, affable melodics and lyrics that’ll hurl you headfirst back to days of first loves and heartbreaks, Shotgun Wedding balances glossy pop sensibilities with carefully crafted vigour in textbook Short Stack fashion.
“We wanted to write a really fun, 90s pop punk song influenced by the bands we grew up listening to,” shares vocalist Shaun Diviney, “blink-182, NOFX, Good Charlotte kind of vibes. We really wanted it to be fast and energetic, I love Bradie’s drums just powering through the whole song.”
Since first forming in the early 2000s, Short Stack have amassed a dizzying array of accolades, including being dubbed Channel V Oz Artist of the Year twice (in 2008 and 2010), scoring Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Fave Aussie Band in 2010, an ARIA #1 for their debut album Stack Is the New Black, with plenty of gold and platinum-selling singles along the way.
Following a break-up in 2012, a brief formation and second break-up in 2014 and 2015 respectively, a jubilant Short Stack reunion in 2020 ultimately led to the band’s 2022 studio album Maybe There’s No Heaven. Amalgamating the trio’s colourful decade-long career with a renewed creative lease on life, Short Stack truly soared to sensational heights on their latest album, blending hooky bangers, sharp execution and searing authenticity into an 11 track masterpiece – and all entirely on their own terms.
Following a sold-out capital city comeback tour in 2022, Short Stack are also now primed to embark on a regional Australian tour for the first time in over a decade. With more polish and power than ever before, the band will work their way around the country this October and November with special guests Hevenshe and The Beautiful Monument. In 2023, the Stack is well and truly back.
Tickets from www.shortstackband.com