Lowrider (Swedish band)

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GenresStoner rock
Years activemid 90s–2003, 2013, 2017–present
Past membersPeder Bergstrand
Ole Hellquist
Niclas Stalfors
Andreas Eriksson

Lowrider is a Swedish stoner rock band, formed in Karlstad in the mid-1990s by bassist/singer Peder Bergstrand and lead guitarist/singer Ole Hellquist, along with guitarist Niclas Stalfors and drummer Andreas Eriksson.

Lowrider released the Nebula/Lowrider Double EP in 1999 together with ambassadors of psychedelic stoner rock, Nebula, who had just come into existence after their members departed from Fu Manchu. The EP was released in time for the beginning of Lowrider's European tour in 2000, when they played fourteen venues in eight countries, co-headlining with Dozer and once with Spiritual Beggars [1]. Their debut album Ode to Io was released the same year and unleashed a controversy regarding their musical influences. Opinion in the media was divided, as although they gained critical praise from some (hailed as "Sweden's answer to all that is rocky, funky, gritty and downright rock n' roll." by Critical Metal), others dismissed them, with the ever-influential Kerrang! awarding them the "Most Convincing Kyuss Clones Award" ([2]).

Although it was announced that, "Lowrider has started the recording process of the new album" in 2003, there has not been any news since.

Lowrider reformed for a show at the Desertfest 2013 in Berlin.

They also performed during the 2014 edition of Hellfest.

The band recorded a new album during 2015.

Lowrider performed at the 2017 edition of Desertfest in London, Berlin and Antwerp.



Ode to Io (2000, re-released in 2002, MeteorCity Records)
Refractions (2020, Blues Funeral Recordings)


Nebula/Lowrider (double EP, 1998, MeteorCity Records)

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