Posted on by Oran

Known for their high-energy live shows, and anthemic Hard Rock intensity, Australian/Irish force, Jailbirds are back with a brand new shiny single, packed with enough energy to power a 747!

Following the bands’ critically acclaimed full-length debut, ‘The Great Escape’ back in 2019, the four-piece have been busy working on new material, which is bursting with their trademark, Thin Lizzy/AC/DC/Motörhead concoction which, let’s be honest, is made for huge stages.

The River’ is the first new music the band have released since the pandemic took hold in early 2020, and they are more than excited to finally bring some new Jailbirds to the stage once again.

Speaking of the new single, singer/guitarist and founding member, Axel McDonald said:

Although the lyrics are metaphorical, on the surface the track touches upon letting go of hardships dealt within our past. It’s about the ability to learn and evolve without ever forgetting what has happened before in order to never repeat. ‘The river’ being a metaphor for some sort of safe haven where that weight exists no more. 

The song also has a strong emphasis on the idea to always power through what comes at us, to keep moving on and keep moving forward no matter what.

The single is officially released today, and will be accompanied by a visualiser which can be viewed on the bands’ official YouTube channel from Thursday, 9th June.

Check out the track below:

Spotify link can be accessed here.

Jailbirds are:

Axel McDonald – Guitars/Vocals

Ed Orr – Guitars/Backing Vocals

Cian O’Malely – Bass

Jay McDonald – Drums

For more information on Jailbirds please visit this link.

Oran O’Beirne

www.overdrive.ie 2022