Lowrider still aiming high
quartet Lowrider – Joe Braithwaite, brothers Paul and John Bartlett and Scott Duncan – launched their national Black Stones album tour this month. Recorded last year between the famed Red Bull Studios in Los Angeles and Chapel Lane Studios, in Adelaide, the band’s third studio album is a lush collection of beautifully produced songs that hang together in perfect harmony. Categorising Black Stones’ timeless sound seems unnecessary. Suffice to say, it’s an album in the all-killer, no-filler sense; its overarching vibe 100 per cent Lowrider. ‘‘It’s taken the good part of two years making this album,’’ Braithwaite says. ‘‘We’re very proud of it.’’ Nova has already picked up the booming first single, Golden Sun. The group released a special pre-order of the album that came with its very own ‘‘beefed up’’ Black Stones McLaren Vale shiraz. ‘‘We’re all very big wine fans and this time round specifically we wanted to do something with a local winery,’’ Braithwaite says. Lowrider and Red Bull also released four behindthe-scenes videos on Red Bull Australia’s website in the lead-up to the album’s release.
Lowrider play the Miami Tavern on Saturday.
Lowrider: Scott Duncan, Paul Bartlett, Joe Braithwaite and John Bartlett.