Lowrider is an Australian Soul, Indie, Pop band, formed in 2003 when brothers John (keyboard and Rhodes) and Paul Bartlett (drums) joined with bassist Scott Duncan and singer Joseph Braithwaite. Lowrider's 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 released their self-titled debut album Lowrider (Illusive Sounds) in 2006.
After putting out their seminal self-titled debut release and moving thousands of units at live shows alone, Lowrider followed up with one of the most lauded Australian releases of 2008, Diamond Amongst the Thieves (Illusive Sounds). On the back of the album's massive buzz, Lowrider hit the road for numerous national sell-out tours over the course of the year. The album's first single Friend received excellent play on Australian radio stations and the second single BeBad built on this success, receiving strong air-play on Australian radio and television.