Feature: LOSER – All The Rage

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. 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 favorites like Oasis, Wheezer, blink-182, and Smashing Pumpkins, All The Rage draws on the band’s penchant for nostalgic rock, pummeling 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)

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