Motor Raider – The White Horse – Friday 9th September 7Pm
Born in late 2019 during the early stages of the Corona pandemic MOTOR RAIDER is a Kent based band residing in Tunbridge Wells. The band was created when members Edd, Paul and Graham got together to expel their frustrations at the state of the world.
The release of their first EP came during the London riots of 2020 in which thousands of people took to the street to protest the ongoing inequality between the state and the people. The single “Hotel Road” which took elements of recent events became an overnight success particularly in Australia where it garnered them a following on many local radio stations. The self-titled EP took elements of rock, punk and also comedy, earning them a unique EP with elements not seen in other releases around the same time.
The band then followed this up with their first full length album entitled “Big Pit” an homage to Edds home town of Brecon, Wales which took inspiration from the coal mining communities around the Welsh valley area.
At this point the band was beginning to get a fan base in the Tunbridge Wells area, getting regular festival slots and growing their audience. Edd then surprised the world with an April fool’s album which was released on April 1st, this was an acoustic album which took a satirical look at modern bands and included skits, songs and also a re-release of their valentine’s day single L.O.V.E, they also released a stand alone single “This Song Was Written By A Five Year Old” which earned them the 2021 XRP radio single of the year, which is one of the UKs biggest unsigned music Radio Stations.
With the end of 2021 came the greatest hits album “The Journey So Far” and also their comedy Christmas single and music video “Xmas (Santa Are You Coming Tonight) “and with it the end of the first MOTOR RAIDER chapter.
Motor Raider are currently in their phase 2 juncture, this comes with a new classic rock, new wave of British heavy metal sound. New dual guitar melodies and blistering solos aided with their new band member Ian on his signature flying V, and a new album along with many new singles currently being released to great acclaim. They are moving away from their more surreal and satirical origins onto a product which is more streamlined, and overall, more inline with classic rock bands, however, they still have room in their live shows for electric drills, Mr Matey Bottle guitars and songs about Edds cowboy boots.