THEY came. They saw. They signed.
To celebrate the release of their latest single Planets, Budgewoi’s own Short Stack were on hand at Sanity, Charlestown yesterday to sign copies.
Fans were delighted to get up close and personal with the next big thing for big-haired, skinny-jeaned Australian pop punk.
And it’s easy to see why Short Stack have gone from strength to strength since forming in 2005.
The funky threesome have always enjoyed a close relationship with fans, mainly through social media, and have generated a massive following by posting music and clips as well as upcoming dates, news and gig information through YouTube, MySpace and Twitter.
Their second album, This Is Bat Country, looks set to build on the success of their 2009 debut Stack Is The New Black.
And legions of Hunter fans were keen to hear all about it from Shaun Diviney (vocals/guitar), Andy Clemmensen (bass) and Bradie Webb (drums) yesterday.
‘‘We’ve been having fun looking backward through music rather than going down the electro-pop route, which everybody seems to be doing now,’’ drummer Webb said earlier this year.
Short Stack toured almost non-stop through 2007 before kicking off sell-out shows in 2009.
In April this year the Central Coast band blew the Sydney’s Opera House away with a massive headline performance.
Frontman Diviney said he was pleased to meet up with the fans.
He described the up-coming offering as a mix of ‘‘electro quirks and choral harmonies’’, complete with Short Stack’s customary swagger of course.
The single Planets comes out tomorrow, while This is Bat Country is out on November 19.