The Lowdown

The Lowdown

BandHip HopReggae

Groove based live hip hop/reggae with an infectious vibe. Music you can either party to or discuss and debate. Playing with the likes of Grassroots Street Orchestra and Cool Calm Collective regularly, TLD are fast on the rise. They were nominated for a 2007 Qmusic award in the hip hop category.


Forming in March 2006 The Lowdown quickly developed a unique groove based sound that combines the rhythmic rhyme style vocals of hip hop with musical genres such as reggae, blues, funk, jazz and rock. The band's members encompass a wide range of influences and ideas which when fused together form a cohesive yet original sound. This originality extends also to the group's lyrical content which eschews the posturing and machismo which is so prevalent amongst hip hop lyricists. Instead vocalists Dom and Chris swing between deeply personal outpouring and socio-political observation and comment, inspiring deep thought and rocking the party at the same time.
The Lowdown started gigging in December 2006 and have since performed with some of the top acts from the Australian music scene including; Astronomy Class, Mista Savona, The Winnie Coopers, Illzilla, SS Pecker, Live@Subs, Halfkast, Grassroots Street Orchestra and The Cool Calm Collective. The band gigs regularly around Brisbane and the Gold Coast and has managed to inject a new style and sound into its hometown's music scene in Toowoomba. They have played numerous energetic and enthusiastically received shows at the esteemed Ric's in Brisbane and are looking to broaden their net with tours of Melbourne and Sydney towards the end of 2007 or the beginning of 2008. The group also managed to land a spot on the highly praised inaugural Roots Rap Reggae festival held at the Globe Theatre in Brisbane, receiving an incredibly enthusiastic response from the sold out crowd.

The Lowdown released their self titled 6 track EP through Melbourne based Long Beach Records Australia in May 2007. The group has since been nominated for a Qsong Qmusic award in the hip hop category for their song Backside.

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Self Titled EP - 4 May 2007

Set List

Gain our Ground
Slow it Down
Turn the Page
Taking Another Step
Drops in the Ocean
Elementals ( Feat - Steve from GSO on harp)

Sets are usually about 45 minutes in duration. Order will vary