Gatesmith told Words For Music
the story of the song: "Al's Corral is a bar we visited in St. Paul's and it was a super-American dive bar," he said. "I remember just walking in there and seeing motorcycles, leather jackets – and Thin Lizzy was playing on the jukebox. There was this giant American flag with a gun next to it, and it said 'freedom is never free," which blew my mind – it was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen."
"The song sort of has a classic American vibe to it," he added. "We were inspired by Thin Lizzy playing; even if they are a UK band. But in America they've totally got that cock-rock vibe – 'The Boys Are Back In Town
' sounds very American to us. We didn't quite rip it off, but we messed around with the song 'Jailbreak' and turned it into our own song – we wanted our own dive bar song."