SINGLE REVIEW: Short Stack – Burn You Down

Short Stack are back, baby! it’s been six years in-between releases for the pop-punk trio, and to coincide with their upcoming Australian tour this April they’ve announced they’ve signed a new record deal with UNFD, which means… NEW MUSIC!

‘Burn You Down’ is the first official taste of their return, and it’s a darker, heavier and mature exploration of their roots. This is a song that feels like the sound they always wished they could have leaned into more, and sounds like the older sibling to their ‘This Is Bat Country’ album with the anthemic drums and slick synths building throughout its duration. Incorporating a heavier punk influence, we hear lead singer Shaun Diviney intertwining some screams into his vocal delivery. This adaptation embodies a strong evolution of their musical journey, and pays nod to their fanbase who have grown-up with them and have had their musical taste evolve too. 

Lyrically this song compliments the darker approach to their soundscape, with an exploration of being young and feeling both indestructible and fragile at the same time. It’s a contrast of emotions that can feel so dramatic and cause so much loneliness and built up angst. And with the way the world is at the moment, more people than ever before are acknowledging that they are feeling this way. “I’m skin and bones so let’s face it. Got nothing to lose because I’ve got nothing at all” Diviney sings. 

‘Burn You Down’ is a bold and impressively strong return for Short Stack. They’ve embraced the sound that has always inspired and driven them, and honed it into a big anthemic release of emotions. And this is only the beginning…. so get ready!

Short Stack 2021 Australian Tour

Thursday April 1 – Fiction Club, Canberra (18+)

Saturday April 3 – The Cambridge, Newcastle (18+)

Thursday April 8 – The Gov, Adelaide (All Ages) SOLD OUT

Saturday April 10 – Astor Theatre, Perth (AA)

Wednesday April 14 – The Triffid, Brisbane (18+) SOLD OUT

Thursday April 15 – The Triffid, Brisbane ( All Ages) SOLD OUT

Friday April 16 – Metro Theatre, Sydney (18+) SOLD OUT

Saturday April 17 – Metro Theatre, Sydney (All Ages) SOLD OUT

Friday April 23 – 170 Russell, Melbourne (18+) SOLD OUT

Saturday April 24 – The Croxton, Melbourne (18+) SOLD OUT