Lowrider

Lowrider

BandR&B

Biography

Lowrider emerged into the Adelaide music scene in early 2004 and quickly created a sound of their own. Their soulful, individual style, which has been described as “Dirty Hip Hop beats with a rugged soul vocal”, comes from influences including Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield through to The Roots, Mos Def, Erykah Badu and the sounds of Neo-Soul.

In this short time they have created quite a buzz, recording their debut self-titled CD which has not only sold strongly across Australia but internationally through iTunes where the track ‘Riverside’ was single of the week. All of this building the anticipation for their new album that will be released in March 2008 through Illusive, who just recently, have signed LOWRIDER to their record label.

Lowrider are receiving a lot of well earnt national airplay on most major stations with their songs “Other Lovely Things” (featuring DJ Debris from the Hilltop Hoods), “Riverside” and “Inspire Me”, the latter two just receiving top ten and top 5 nominations respectively in the 2006 MusicOz Awards.

In July 2007 LOWRIDER where selected to support Christina Aguilera for the Australian leg of her world wide ‘Back to Basics’ tour which not only put the band in front of over 150,000 people but took their fanbase to a now national level. With the first half of next year already offering a return spot at the sold out Pyramid Festival, main stage at Adelaide’s Clipsal 500, A Day On The Green with Diesel and Thirsty Merc, new radio singles, film clips and then the much anticipated new album release and subsequent national tour, LOWRIDER are simply moving from strength to strength.

Taking their songs (and fans) to new places with solos, extended jams, whatever the moment calls for, a Lowrider live show is both captivating and unpredictable. Being that all sounds are played live, the songs on stage are limited only by the imagination and emotion of the band.

Lyrics

Riverside

Written By: Joe Braithwaite

When I first saw you
Baby, I knew
When I first touched your hand
Baby I knew
So why you gotta be so lonely baby

Come round
And if you feel your heart is breaking
I’ll help it mend
And if you need a helping hand
I’ll be your friend
Oh we just gotta sit by the riverside
And talk our tears dry
And when the morning comes
The sun’s gonna shine
The sun is gonna shine

When I first saw you
Baby I knew
And when I first touched your hand
And we played footsies in the sand
I knew
About your tenderness
Your sweet caress
So loving at your very best
You fill me up with fire inside
So much my tears have all gone dry
I’m waiting for one tiny sine
That you would be forever mine
So if you’re feeling lonely and you need someone to hold you
Come round

Baby come round
And if you feel your heart is breaking
I’ll help it mend
And if you need a helping hand
I’ll be your friend
Oh we just gotta sit by the riverside
And talk our tears dry
And when the morning comes
The sun’s gonna shine
The sun is gonna shine

Shine on down to your love
And when people ask me hey
Did some love just come your way
I cant help but tell them bout your
Tenderness, your sweet caress
So loving at your very best
You fill me up with fire
So much my tears went dry
So come round

Baby come round
And if you feel your heart is breaking
I’ll help it mend
And if you need a helping hand
I’ll be your friend
Oh we just gotta sit by the riverside
And talk our tears dry
And when the morning comes
The sun’s gonna shine
The sun is gonna shine

Other Lovely Things - Feat. DJ Debris (Hilltop Hoods)

Written By: Joe Braithwaite

Hey come on stay
I've been turning a little crazy today
Watching ladies walk on bye
Oh I got some news for you
Mister Blue (this is a party)

What did you say?
I've been feeling down lately
Just so you know not to get on my case
I don't won’t to go out
I can’t dance if I’m down
Someone try turn me round and we'll see

And if I cant seem to get up on my dreams
I find a place
Full of sexy ladies, drugs and other lovely things

Hey, hey, hey, what's been happening lately
Come on in I’ll show you what this place can do
We got this rich fucks from town
Paying everyone’s rounds
And I think they'll be down here till 3

We got this band playing tunes
Something they call lounge groove
And the decor is old which is new

Billy needs to get out
Bobby said that's right
He's been down since his gal
Took him for a ride

And if I cant seem to get up on my dreams
I find a place
Full of sexy ladies, drugs and other lovely things

So Billy get out
Oh get out of there
You don't need to be sad and board
So Billy get out
Oh get out of there
You don't need to cry

In the the summer time
In the summer time every body's high.

Discography

LOWRIDER - Debut Self Titled Album

Riverside - Radio single+ iTunes single of the week
Other Lovely Things - Radio Single + Remix
Inspire Me - Radio Single