Who knew Essex indie could sound this good?

Apologies for the perjorative headline – Essex has never been a particularly good or place band for an indie band to come from. However, in recent years, the growth of programmes like The Only Way is Essex have give the county a bad name.

Thankfully, now comes a perfect antidote to the airheaded idiots of that particular show. The Lowriders are an indie band on the rise, proud of their hometown of Clacton-on-Sea and also, rightfully, proud of their self-titled debut album.

The track above is taken from the album, and demonstrates brilliantly the solid, chunky sound of the band. But there are quieter moments too, ones which waver and shift in front of your eyes (and ears), but in a good way. It’s hard to know from one track to the next on this album what to expect. But one thing’s for sure – all of it works.

If you like the track above, you owe it to your ears to experience the rest:


‘I Am Soldier’ – EP of songs from the feature film, by The Lowriders

Movie inspired EP release Out Now – Click here to buy

This is the opening/title track from the new EP from The Lowriders, a collection of songs written for the new feature film ‘I Am Soldier’. A brand of guitar laced indie rock that is proudly, and loudly, British, The Lowriders are a four piece from Essex who were specifically asked to write the tunes for the film based on their debut ‘Fury’.

The result is a fiery, testosterone fuelled collection of very good tunes that are well worth your time.