“One of the country’s premier alt-rock outfits.”
Rolling Stone Australia
“LOSER continue to mine ’90s alt-rock for their second album ‘All the Rage’…maintaining degrees of confidence in both execution and identity.”
“Channelling the hard and fast, deliciously addictive hits of bands like Green Day and Blink-182, All The Rage is a powerful rock album with a distinct LOSER twist.”
“All The Rage is a rip-roaring good time. LOSER deserves a gold medal for this one.”
“Big gains from LOSER in 2021…this is muscular rock n roll for those that need a full on mosh to let off some steam.”
“Bursting with the punk tenacity of Violent Soho alongside driving riffs built for moshing and mid-song melodic breakdowns ideal to hug your moshing mates.”
After a string of lapped-up single releases, Melbourne rock outfit LOSER have unveiled their sophomore full-length ‘All The Rage’ in full.
By every metric LOSER have gone from strength to strength since introducing the record, clocking over 330,000 album streams thus far, landing positions in major playlists including New Music Friday AU/NZ, All New Rock, The Local List, Local Noise, Smells Like Stream Spirit + more throughout its campaign and snapping widespread attention in Australia’s music media landscape.
Last month, the album was included in NME Australia’s “Most Anticipated Australian Album Releases In September” in good company alongside the likes of Ruby Fields and Amyl & The Sniffers, meanwhile further heavyweights including Rolling Stone, Beat Magazine, Australian Musician, Hysteria, Blunt and more have sung LOSER‘s praises.
The albums’s singles have enjoyed a rinsing on Australian community and online radio and significant support from triple j’s main station and Unearthed platform. Listen back to last night’s interview on triple j’s 2021 with Richard Kingsmill to discover more on vocalist Tim‘s breakdown and breakthrough during the album’s creation period and its recording in his new studio here.
Stay tuned as LOSER ready to announce their long-awaited album tour dates as soon as restrictions allow.
LOSER // ‘ALL THE RAGE’ OUT NOW!
1. Head First
2. On The Edge
3. Don’t Leave Me
4. Upside Down
5. All I Need
6. Time Won’t Wait
10. Meant To Be
More about ‘All The Rage’
Following their 2020 Australian Music Prize-nominated effort ‘Mindless Joy’, ‘All The Rage’ is the sophomore full-length effort from Melbourne rock outfit LOSER. The record offers a powerfully honest and emotive distillation of who LOSER are at their collective core, especially so for singer-shredder Tim Maxwell. While in the past he would hide behind metaphor to expound on his inner turmoils, this album marks a daring leap forward into a new world of soul-baring songwriting.
It all came to a head when Tim was tracking vocals for the album’s lead single, On The Edge and suffered a breakdown in the studio. The resulting record is one that doubles as a lifeline for Tim, the band and those struggling to find their own mental stability mid-pandemic.
LOSER‘s broader pandemic experience involved the launch of their own Restless Noise Studios, after band-and-real-life-brothers Tim and Will took to their parents’ garage to build the space the band would self-record All The Rage in during lockdown.
Combining threads of other favourites like Oasis, Weezer, blink-182 and Smashing Pumpkins, ‘All The Rage‘ draws on the band’s penchant for nostalgic rock, pummelling riffs and larger-than-life solos. All underpinned by a distinctive LOSER twist, it’s set to be remembered as essential Melbourne-rock listening in years to come.
‘All The Rage’ is out now via Domestic La La. The record was produced by Tim Maxwell & Craig Selak, mixed by Anton Hagop (Silverchair, Powderfinger), mastered by Matt Gray & drum recording by Sam Johnson.
Tim Maxwell (vocals/guitar)
Will ‘Dragon’ Maxwell (guitar)
Craig Selak (bass)
Jake Farrugia (drums)
With thanks to Unified Music Group + Domestic La La