Today (January 26) is Australia Day. According to Wikipedia, it “marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, and raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip”. In the UK, this means loads of pubs put on extra drink offers on crappy lager in order to entice the nearby Australian ex-pat community into the pub. At Thrash Hits, it represents something we can hang a themed Sunday Spotify Slaylist off.
Airbourne is a rock and roll band from Warrnambool, Australia. The band was formed in 2003 by brothers Joel and Ryan O'Keefe (who were later joined by David Roads and Justin Street), who have grown up with a healthy respect for the fine art that is ''foot to the floor rock n' roll''. They were recently crowned "Best New Band of 2008" in the annual Classic Rock Magazine awards.They were also nominated for "Best Rock Album" at the Arias, against Silverchair, Powderfinger and Grinspoon. Read more on Last.fm
Airbourne on Thrash Hits
July 27th, 2011
Is there anything better than a Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page? Yeah, loads of things but you won’t find the best online festival coverage on any of them. You’ll find that right here.
All our work from Sonisphere Festival 2011 is going be linked to from this page (eventually), so give it a bookmark or just don’t close it, because it’s all you’re going to need. Individual band coverage (interviews, photos, setlists and some tiny reviews), rumours, drinking games, stage times, dodgy photos of as many sexy ladies in various states of safe-for-work undress as we can legitimately get away with? It’s all here.
June 20th, 2010
Airbourne were one of only two bands that didn’t join in for our headliner sing-a-long question. However, they more than made up for this by being as mad as a fridge full of spanners when they went onstage, so we’ll let David Rhodes off.
April 9th, 2010
We trust the opinion of our man, Amit Sharma. The man has some serious metal chops. So why in the name of all unholy fuckery does he like Airbourne so much? Please, Amit: explain?
It’s the eve of the Easter bank holiday weekend, and Aussie rockers Airbourne are in town to provide the perfect soundtrack to some carefree Thursday night boozing. It would be all too easy to write off a band that’s a) from Down Under, b) was formed by two brothers, and c) can’t deny the influence of their heroes AC/DC as nothing beyond a budget Akka-Dakka.
March 23rd, 2010
So what have all these bands got in common? They’ve all been “officially” announce for Donwload 2010? Hurrah! (Please remember to divide your excitement by how much you’ve been paying attention to the rumour mill). ETC ETC. What? You want the actual band names? Then you better check after the jump then, shouldn’t you?
January 5th, 2010
No Guts. No Glory.
03 March 2010
August 2nd, 2009
August 1st, 2009
After making our first ever splash page at Download Festival 2009, we thought we’d do another with the inaugural Sonisphere Festival 2009. We’re here at Knebworth for two days and we’re going to be interviewing, photographing and generally just looking at bands all weekend. We’ll make stuff too. Come and look at it all.
March 8th, 2009
October 24th, 2008
Airbourne are a bit good. The Aussies are releasing a tour edition of their awesome new album, Runnin’ Wild on 3 November 2008 with has a DVD with all their videos plus eight tracks from Wacken Festival 2008. None more metal.
They’re touring the UK in November and have made a video of their new single, ‘Diamond In The Rough’. Not too shabby.
Watch the video to ‘Diamond In The Rough’ by Airbourne