The crowd went crazy for Lowriders new remix of Round the World featuring Suffa MC of the Hilltop Hoods on Friday the 5th at the Gov! The only way to hear this new single is on your radio, so if you missed out make sure to request it on your favorite radio station.
Bigger. Brighter. Bolder: Just three words to nail the irresistible sound of hot Adelaide quartet Lowrider’s second album, Round the World.
Having forged a reputation as one of the most mesmerising live acts around and with one acclaimed album already under their belt, the foursome of Paul Bartlett (drums/beats), brother John (piano/keys), Joe Braithwaite (vocals) and Scott Duncan (bass) are at the top their game and ready to take their unique blend of soul and funk to the world.
Since forming in Adelaide in 2004, Lowrider have supported some of the biggest acts in Australia and the world (Christina Aguilera, Lupe Fiasco, Alicia Keys). Also performing countless festivals including Big Day Out, Blues and Roots, Pyramid Rock and A Day On The Green. After proving they could match it with the best on stage, it was that smooth spontaneous live sound they wanted to capture on the album, embellished with the almost limitless possibilities the studio can bring.
The stunning result intertwines threads from the four members’ different tastes and backgrounds into a seamless whole. The band has built on its proven formula by adding echoes of Motown and Stax, Latin tinges and slinky funk to create a compelling catalogue of love songs, haunting ballads, party jams and even socio-political comment.
The first single, Here We Go, is an irresistible invitation to the party (“come right in and take a beer, it’s all on us!”), with a driving bass line and wicked horns that will have you thirsting for more. At the other end of the spectrum is What Keeps You Here, a heartfelt, rhythmically intriguing piano-driven ballad that gives Joe’s soulful vocals a chance to truly shine.
The astute, scathing, Latin-infused Twenty Thirteen sees the band questioning society’s slavish devotion to the corporate dollar (“don’t become the cattle of the rich man”), and the sweeping strings and sparse handclaps of the lush, epic Break Me display the band’s sensitive side.
Upbeat, inspirational Hold On, with its swirling organ intro (“Hold on to me, a time will come when you see the best of me and we’ll go higher”) brings to mind the best of vintage soul whereas the gentle, jazzy album closer Keep The Pace provides a thoughtful and fitting finale.
For Nova Fans
SMS to 19 919 919 Eg. (Play Lowriders new remix of round the world)
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