Airbourne will release their fifth studio album Boneshaker on October 25 via Spinefarm Records. The album’s first single, also titled Bonehaker is available to stream now, listen below.
With Boneshaker, all-action Aussie rockers Airbourne decided to take the bolder path: to align with Nashville’s Number One producer — Dave Cobb, whose credits include both Chris Stapleton and the A Star Is Born soundtrack.
“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, six-time Grammy Award-winning producer 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.
The band also shared the cover artwork for Boneshaker, which was a collaboration between Matt Read of Combustion Ltd, and Sean Tidy of Design House Studio Ltd. Guitarist Matthew Harrison states, “The whole sentiment we were after was about rock ‘n’ roll for life. We wanted to create something tattoo-worthy, and that the artwork was classic and stood the test of time.”