With a sly nod to influences like Weezer, Foo Fighters & Nirvana, LOSER channel their inner-slacker while shamelessly flirting with giddy pop riffs in a way that even Rivers Cuomo would be proud of.
LOSER spawned in late 2017 from the hyper-creative mind of frontman Tim Maxwell(Apart From This / Grim Rhythm), when he wrote the first batch of LOSER demos. The tracks were instantly vibed-on by mates Chris Cowburn (The Smith Street Band) and Craig Selak (The Bennies), who immediately jumped onboard as drummer and bass player respectively.
Three weeks and three jams later, they were in the studio recording. Embracing the raw energy of a fresh dynamic, the band recorded live at Wrangler Studios in Footscray with Sam Johnson (The Smith Street Band, Camp Cope, The Hard Aches, The Bennies).
Chris and Craig weren’t the only ones to board the LOSER train with zero hesitation; James Tidswell of Violent Soho heard this track, pressed it straight to 7″ and released it earlier this month via his label Domestic La La. The limited run of 100 copies sold out instantly. Shortly after that, triple j caught wind of the track via Unearthed, and added it straight to full rotation.
Fresh yet achingly familiar, the track ‘Loser’ is about “trying to navigate the current social climate”, says Maxwell, “feeling isolated, overwhelmed and conflicted between what you feel is right within yourself, and what everyone else is constantly telling you.”
In keeping with the band’s no-fuss approach to well, most things, the video for ‘Loser’ was filmed by Rob Ting at Max Watts in Melbourne barely a week after the song was recorded. Capturing the live energy that came across in the recording, the video evokes all sorts of 90’s nostalgia with it’s VHS aesthetic.