ABOUT MAYBE THERE’S NO HEAVEN:
After demoing the record in Bradie’s studio space, Short Stack teamed up with Stevie Knight (Stand Atlantic, Yours Truly) and birthed the pop-punk firecracker Maybe There’s No Heaven. Harking to the band’s early heavy-tinged influences including Bring Me The Horizon, The Getaway Plan, Blink-182, and The Used, Maybe There’s No Heaven is mature and tasteful, all the while youthful and fun. Capped off with emotionally-charged lyrics it channels Short Stack’s overwhelming pop star-sensation career combined with haters, anxieties and major label battles into a blistering record.
“I can’t pretend that it didn’t bring me down,” says Andy of the band’s burst to success fraught with the rise of online hate, death wishes, judgement, and losing their masters to manipulative powers in the music industry. “It’s definitely given us a thick skin, but it’s also made us put up our barriers…it feels like there’s still a massive stigma attached to us. I feel like if listeners really dug deep and got to the roots of us, they’d see we’re just three guys from a small town who loved playing music and worked hard to get in the position we were.”
On getting the opportunity to record another album, the band are the first to sing the praises of their lifelong fans, their “backbone” that’s stuck with them through thick and thin.
“As much as we were writing the album that we 100% wanted to write, we were also writing for those fans that have been there for us… they’re the only reason that we get to do this,” says Shaun. “We didn’t think we’d have the opportunity to do this again and we are just super grateful that we can.”