Feature: LOSER – 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 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)