LOSER are playing a massive free Good Friday Eve gig at The Leadbeater Hotel

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LOSER are playing a massive free Good Friday Eve gig at The Leadbeater Hotel

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Words by Staff Writer

LOSER are playing a massive free gig at The Leadbeater in Richmond with support from Raging Hormones and Cheap-Skate on Thursday April 14 (Good Friday Eve).

Bring in the long weekend with some belters. LOSER have gone from strength to strength since introducing the record, clocking over 330,000 album streams thus far, landing favoured rotation on triple j and snapping widespread attention in Australia’s music media landscape.

Following their 2020 Australian Music Prize-nominated effort Mindless JoyAll 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.

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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 in which the band self-recorded All The Rage in during lockdown.

Combining threads of other favourites like Oasis, Wheezer, blink-182 and Smashing Pumpkins, All The Rage draws on the band’s penchant for nostalgic rock, pummelling riffs and larger-than-life solos. The record was produced by Tim Maxwell & Craig Selak, mixed by Anton Hagop (Silverchair, Powderfinger), mastered by Matt Gray & drum recording by Sam Johnson.

“I hope people feel at home in these songs, and that it’s reaffirming on some level… and I like the guitar solos,” bassist Craig Selak said after the record’s release.

“During the writing and recording of Mindless Joy, We would be like, ‘This part reminds me of Alice In Chains, let’s go more down that path,’ or, ‘This is kind of Weezer-y, let’s put some more of that energy into it.’ But this time around, it was much more about what we were feeling personally and what felt good to us, and a bit less of a focus on any of that stuff.

“Having been a band for longer, and having Mindless Joy on our belts already, we feel a bit less worried about how it’s all going to come across. We’re more comfortable in expressing ourselves.”

You can RSVP to the gig here.