Written and produced for the soundtrack of independent military movie ‘I Am Soldier’ (starring Noel Clarke), The Lowriders’ EP of the same name is written to make an impact. With three tracks of unadulterated – and very recognisably British – indie rock, plus an electronic remix of the title track, ‘I Am Soldier’ is an EP we can thoroughly recommend.
Very much driven by the guitars, whether on droned, chunky chords or smooth, wailing melody lines, the EP is a million miles from the lightweight jangly indie of the likes of Razorlight. Instead, this is indie that verges on the side of full on rock – only stopped from teetering over the edge by the grainy production which gives it a great deal of gravitas.
It’s tough to pick a favourite track, but I think the title track just pips ‘Big Moustache’. Both are romping and big – just what you want for the soundtrack of a good old fashioned army bettering ram of a movie. 8/.10
Hear the title track here: