August 23, 2019

Airbourne Are Back With “Boneshaker”

AIRBOURNE TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM BONESHAKER ON OCTOBER 25

SPOILER ALERT: IT’S A REAL F**KING ROCK ‘N’ ROLL RECORD!

Airbourne will release their fifth studio album Boneshaker on October 25. The band revealed the cover artwork for BONESHAKER, which was a collaborationbetween Matt Read of Combustion Ltd. and Sean Tidy of Design House Studio Ltd. Listen to the title track here.

On the topic of the artwork, guitarist Matthew Harrison states:“The whole sentiment we were after was about rock ‘n’roll for life.We wanted to create something tattoo worthy, classic artwork that will stand the test of time.”

With the creation of Boneshaker, all-action Aussie rockers Airbourne decided to take the bolder path; to align with Nashville’s six-time Grammy Award-winning producerDave Cobb, whose credits include both Chris Stapleton and the ‘Star Is Born’ soundtrack, as a way of staking out new turf away from comfort zones and safe havens…

“It’s a live gig in the studio. This is always something we wanted to do –find a way to bring the soul and power of an Airbourne live show into an album. Cobb caught our lightning and put it in a bottle,” states bandleader Joel O’Keeffe.

Relocating to historic Studio A on Nashville’s Music Row, Cobb’s natural home and one of Music City’s most prized creative hubs, the four musicians set themselves a challenge: to make a record cut from the same frayed cloth as those classic late-’70s recordings from Australia’s legendary Albert’s house of ‘Oz Rock’ that inspired the band so much.

There are no weird tangents here, no un-called for asides, no messin’ about. This is straight-down-the-line pure rock ‘n’ roll drama smelling of burnt rubber, spilt gasoline and valves glowing red hot. No ballads, no acoustic guitars, no keyboards. 10 tracks, 30 minutes of music. Everything lean an’ lethal, stripped to the bone, to those essential elements that rock ‘n’ roll requires to properly do its work: raging guitars, pounding bass ‘n’ bass, vocals packed full of real personality –the kind of passion that only comes from willfully pursuing a life on the line.

BONESHAKER
TRACKLISTING:
1, BONESHAKER
2, BURNOUT THE NITRO
3, THIS IS OUR CITY
4, SEX TO GO
5, BACKSEAT BOOGIE
6, BLOOD IN THE WATER
7, SHE GIVES ME HELL
8, SWITCHBLADE ANGEL
9, WEAPON OF WAR
10, ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FOR LIFE

Pre-orders for Airbourne’s fifth studio album Boneshaker are now live, with an instant download of the first single & album title-track -pre-order here-and special bundle options including t-shirts, hoodies, enamel badge and poster. Boneshaker was premiered live at Wacken 2019 in front of 80k+ people, the band’s fourth time at the legendary festival, which felt like a homecoming show.

“We are pumped about playing these new songs live, it’s always cool to do that first tour on the album cycle, especially that first run of shows. The first time we hear people singing the words of a new song back at us, it makes us really appreciate how much our Airbourne family around the world supports us,” states drummer Ryan O’Keeffe. “2020 is already shaping up to be a jam packed year.”

As always, you can find Airbourne on the road. They will be crisscrossing the planet, in true Airbourne fashion, until 2022. Watch this space for U.S. dates.

AIRBOURNE ARE:
Joel O’Keeffe — vocals/lead guitar
Matthew Harrison — guitar
Justin Street — bass
Ryan O’Keeffe — drums

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