As previously reported, Australian rockers Airbourne have released their latest balls-to-the-wall rock album, Boneshaker, on October 25th.

As with all of Airbourne’s previous records, there are no ballads included. But, my favorite song is, She Gives Me Hell, which the band is currently streaming and can be heard below.

Watch the official video for the album’s title track here and listen to, Backseat Boogie, here.

In a recent interview with Sonic Perspectives, Airbourne frontman, Joel Oā€™ Keeffe stated that the band will be scheduling North American tour dates in support of Boneshaker. The last time Airbourne toured the States was in 2016.

Boneshaker tack listing:

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 ā€˜Nā€™ Roll For Life

[Dana’s note: If you own Boneshaker, what are some of your standout tracks? Another one for me is, “This Is Our City.” I also appreciate how the band always includes the lyrics, Viva la Classic Rock sound and old school sensibility.]

16 Responses

  1. LOVE the new album! My standouts are “Rock ‘N’ Roll For Life,” “Boneshaker,” “Burn Out The Nitro,” “Backseat Boogie,” “This Is Our City,” and I can really relate to “She Gives Me Hell,” (it reminds me of my ex-wife!) šŸ˜‰

    1. I know they sound like A LOT like AC/DC. No one has ever denied that fact, since the day I started reporting about the band.

      However, I am fairly familiar with AC/DC’s varied catalog, and sorry, but I don’t hear Problem Child, to each their own.

      Also, smokeslet’sgo on Youtube wrote:

      As a massive fan of both [AC/DC and Airbourne], they are very similar but the difference is very clear to a true fan. It’s the Australian pub style, AC/DC had it, Rose Tattoo had it (very underrated band), the Angels had it, and Airbourne has it. Also The Lazys, another great Aussie band as well

      So apparently, this is the Aussie rock sound. To which I say, “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi.”

    2. I couldn’t get past the first verse and chorus. Maybe if they cover a Billy Joel song I would like….quite a war going on against the Cowboys tonight….I think there’s still some time on clock, right?

    3. AC/DC did that way better than anybody else and I appreciate the subtle sophistication of their music…add some more granite and you get Accept…so I go there…not backwards to those other bands you mentioned… šŸ™‚

    4. Well, as far as I know, AC/DC were the pioneers of that sound. Unless there was a band, in Australia, who pre-dates them, it is always tough to live up to the originators. They have influenced countless musicians, and their sound can be heard in bands such as: Cinderella, Britny Fox, Kix, etc..

      Also, don’t forget who has control of the trash button around here. šŸ˜‰ “Were gonna rock, rock, rock, rock school”

    5. Problem Child IS a good song, a good AC/DC song! As Dana already pointed out, of course Airbourne sounds like AC/DC, why wouldn’t they? They’re from the same area, and believe in the same philosophy ~ play hard, rock hard, and party hard! The sound may be almost exactly the same, but the songs aren’t! A lot of bands were heavily influenced by AC/DC, Airbourne just happens to be the heaviest!!

  2. Heaven too…I saw them on the Screaming for Vengeance tour…I think I’ll pull up some their stuff…oh time is running out…the Giants put up a good fight. šŸ™‚

  3. I would listen to Monster Magnet all day before I would subject myself to this band.

    Black Sabbath is not Sabbath without Bill Ward…
    Original Black Sabbath is the greatest band of all time.
    They’re better than Led Zeppelin.

  4. I think this new Airbourne album is a great hard rock album. “Rock N Roll For Life” was my favorite track on the album. It reminded me a lot of AC/DC’s “Let There Be Rock”, another great song. I also enjoyed “Boneshaker” and “Switchblade Angel”. Yes, they sound similar to AC/DC, but IMO, it’s not a blatant rip off, like GVF vs Led Zep. Airbourne is just great party, rock and roll music. Also, the source Dana cites names many great Aussie bands that also have that AC/DC sound, and I love them, too (Although The Angels are known to me as Angel City, their namesake before they had to change their name in order to avoid legalities). I also think Heaven, as Shannon mentions, is a great similar sounding Aussie band, too!

    Shannon, give the NY Giants time….they’ve got a rookie quarterback in Daniel Jones who’s been playing very well, and a great young running back in Saquon Barkley. I’m not a Giants fan, rather a HUGE football fan, but I think they will again be a dominant force in the NFC East in the not too distant future.

    1. Rattle,

      I knew you would like RN’RFL, it’s fast and heavy, just your style. šŸ™‚

      PS-Thanks for the support regarding the Giants. Once the players started kneeling during the anthems, I checked out, but I still peek from time to time. šŸ˜‰ The Giants have been lacking for quite a few years.

      I used to blame their former GM, Jerry Reese, but he was let go in 2017. So, now I place the blame squarely on the owners (The Mara’s and the Tisch’s) for not spending the money to draft better players, getting better coaches, etc. While I am far from a Pats fan, say what you want, but Robert Kraft spends the money to make sure he has a great team. Now back to music…

    2. I agree…and I am a Raider all the way…no matter what…but I have to respect the Patriots…they are (were?) like the IRS…they always collect; who runs off tackle on 3rd and 4? and gets it? who goes for it on 4th down up 35-7 when they’re in field goal range? That kind of attitude wins championships: ‘” f them, we’re going for it!” lol…I couldn’t believe that last year. I have to respect that team now, even though I will never be their fan.
      Tom Keifer is a huge John Fogerty guy…huge…not AC/DC so much…lol…come on, can we get it together?
      I don’t bench Eli Manning unless he’s injured, or quits. That rookie has not been playing well…and putting him in at this stage may cause him more harm than good…just sayin;. But I loved how much pride the Giants had against the Cowboys…they really wanted that one.

    3. The Giants have been trying to rebuild for a while now, and I believe they’re on the right track now. They do need to greatly improve their defense, though. It is said defense wins championships, and I believe that to be totally true….if you can stop your opponent from scoring, your team always has a chance to win.

      The Pats are a great team, and have been for a long time. I’m not a fan of them, but I am a fan of how they run their organization.

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