Simultaneously hitting both the music and film industries, an Essex band has released an E.P of tracks they wrote exclusively for an S.A.S inspired, independent movie.
Once described by Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe as ‘a proper band, with a proper sound’, The Lowriders are a four-piece no thrills rock outfit from Clacton-on-Sea.
Made up of frontman David Garlick, bass player Jay Chamberlain, guitarist Bryan Ware and drummer Adam Parrot, the band were personally approached by Colchester moviemaker, Ronnie Thompson at the start of last year.
Suggesting they join forces, Ronnie asked if the band would help soundtrack his latest film, ‘I Am Soldier’. Something David says required very little deliberation. ‘We didn’t think twice about saying yes to Ronnie - it’s a fantastic opportunity to have your songs featured in a film and it was a great experience to have a stimulus in the form of a movie script to base the songs around’
|The Lowriders: taking on both the music and film industries at once|
Now looking to capitalise on the films success, The Lowriders have decided to compile the tracks as an E.P using the films title to name the release.
Featuring an exclusive remix track by DJ and Producer, The WMK, the self-produced E.P acts as a metaphor for their own fight in the dog eat dog world of the music industry and bridges the gap between the bands widely acclaimed debut album, ‘Fury’ and it’s follow up, due next month.
David, who recently wrote a play that was performed at the Mercury Theatre in February, also says the process for the groups forthcoming second album, saw experimentation with pianos. “We used a few piano demos, which really helped us to ensure our sound differed slightly from our debut. But we still prioritise with having a traditional rock and roll driven sound’
The ‘I Am Soldier’ E.P is now available via iTunes, Spotify and an array of other digital download and streaming outlets and the bands second album will be released in May.
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George Henry King