Band page created in 2004.
This band is no longer active. It may have split up or changed its name.
There are three bands with the name Lowrider.
1) Lowrider is a swedish stoner rock band, formed in the mid-1990s by bassist/singer Peder Bergstrand and lead guitarist/singer Ole Hellquist, along with guitarist Niclas Stalfors and drummer Andreas Eriksson.
Lowrider released the Nebula/Lowrider Double EP in 1999 together with ambassadors of psychedelic stoner rock, Nebula, who had just come into existence after their members departed from Fu Manchu. The EP was released in time for the beginning of Lowrider's European tour in 2000, when they played fourteen venues in eight different countries, co-headlining with Dozer and once with Spiritual Beggars. Their debut album Ode to Io was released the same year and unleashed a controversy regarding their musical influences. Opinion in the media was divided, as although they gained critical praise from some (hailed as "Sweden's answer to all that is rocky, funky, gritty and downright rock n' roll." by Critical Metal), others dismissed them, with the ever-influential Kerrang! awarding them the "Most Convincing Kyuss Clones Award".
Although it was announced that, "Lowrider has started the recording process of the new album" in 2003, Peder stated in a review with Stonerrock.com that the band's haitus was definate. He stated that although they were still friends, all the band members had moved on into different directions.
Check out Peder's new project with Tommi Holappa from Dozer. http://www.myspace.com/iaredroid
2) Emerging onto the Adelaide music scene in late 2003, the foursome met through the city's tight knit music community after playing in different bands. Brothers Paul and John Bartlett aka Papa John and Mr Cee, teamed with Scott Duncan aka Scotty D and Joe Braithwaite to form Lowrider.
Their distinct sound has been developed organically drawing from very diverse influences including Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, The Roots, Mos Def and Erykah Badu. Lowrider will not conform to any genre or creed and have let their sound develop purely, leaving the onus on the listener to define what they are hearing. With smoothly delivered vocals over a simple ensemble of beats bass and keys, Lowrider's much anticipated album is an immaculate fusion of hip hop and soul and one of the best Australian releases of the summer.
http://www.lowridermusic.net/ and http://www.myspace.com/lowridermusic
3) Lowrider is an electronic dance oriented projects by Mathias Lodmalm. Other projects include domain id and Spektra.
Live @ Leeds Metropolitan University on Sunday, 5th October 2003