THEIR DRIP-FED ALT-ROCK
EP WITH FINAL SINGLE
The alt-rockers who need no introduction, LOSER, release their final single ‘Starting Over’ of their ‘Stadium dreams on a Bedroom Budget’ EP. Having slowly released the 6 track EP since October 2022, they today bid farewell to their cathartic creative endeavour.
Known for delivering an electrifying performance with face-melting guitar solos and choruses for a crowd, they also close the Stadium Dreams chapter in true LOSER style, having just completed a string of shows across Australia, ending the tour with a home show in Melbourne.
“This whole EP is about self discovery. It’s about ignoring the distractions and digging deeper within yourself to find out who that is, what they want, and empowering yourself to be true to that. The name ‘Stadium Dreams On A Bedroom Budget’ is a reflection of that. We want to be a band that plays big stadiums and big crowds, but right now we’re recording the whole thing in our own backyard studio, touring hard as an opening band, and appreciating every moment of the journey without losing sight of our goals, or the reason we want to achieve them.” Craig Selak, LOSER
Throughout the course of LOSER’s innovative EP release, they foreground the power of the single whilst still maintaining the integrity of the long form EP release structure. With each release LOSER continued to build the narrative of the EP, navigating their journey of self-discovery alongside live performance videos and single-specific merch, that included a rarer-than-rare extremely limited vinyl run, distributed randomly to 10 fans mid-set at each leg of the tour.
Each release saw LOSER explore new facets of their creativity. From opening the EP with the power packed belter ‘Heaven Can Wait’, to pulled back introspective singles ‘Hold On You’ and ‘Only One’ LOSER edged towards the close with the simmering drama of ‘Sunday’ before launching into cathartic riffed out closer ‘Starting Over’.
This final single encapsulates everything that has cemented LOSER as one of Australia’s premier alt-rock outfits. Tapping into vulnerability they explore the disorienting experience of finding passion and drive after the pandemic. Referencing the tumultuous time they simultaneously look with optimism towards the future. Accompanying the release is a live-performance video for ‘Starting Over’, the final instalment of a range of videos that showcase LOSER at their prime
“This song was one of the last songs written for the EP. Another one in the vein of ‘The More I Know’ thematically, after the pandemic it felt like starting from scratch again. However, so many things had changed and people grew apart. I always thought no matter how we all aged I would stay close to all my friends but humans grow up and this song is about that. No matter what happens in life all I can think about is being distracted by being on the road and doing what I love.” Tim Maxwell, LOSER
All tracks from the EP were recorded at Restless Noise Studios, the band’s own home studio. Band members Craig Selak and Tim Maxwell self-produced all songs with Tim lending his mixing skills. To close out the team, the track was then mastered by George Georgiadis at Little Wing Sound (The VANNS, Gang Of Youths).
Throughout the EP releases they received high acclaim from industry tastemakers such as NME, Amnplify, triple j, SYN, BRock, 4ZZZ, Rebel FM and more. This support is in addition to their previous nominations for both the Australian Music Prize and ‘Punk Album of the Year’ in the 2022 AIR Awards for previous releases ‘Mindless Joy’ and ‘All The Rage’.
STADIUM DREAMS ON A BEDROOM BUDGET TRACK LIST
Heaven Can Wait – Fri Oct 21st
Hold On You – Fri Dec 2nd
Only One – Tues Jan 10th
The More I Know – Fri Feb 24th
Sunday – Fri April 7th
Starting Over – Fri May 19th
LOSER – THE STADIUM DREAMS EP EAST COAST TOUR
Thur 4th May Oxford Arts Factory Gallery Bar Sydney, NSW
Fri 5th May Cambridge Sideroom Newcastle, NSW
Sat 6th May Dicey Riley’s Wollongong, NSW
Thur 11th May Vinnie’s Dive Bar Gold Coast, QLD
Fri 12th May Black Bear Lodge Brisbane, QLD
Sat 13th May Northcote Social Club Melbourne, VIC
PRAISE FOR LOSER
“…one of the country’s premier alt-rock outfits.”
Rolling Stone Australia
“Coming in thick, glorious waves, the guitars evoke without inhibition the crunching dynamics of ‘90s indie-rock mainstays such as Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer, while the lyrics set aside the guarded metaphors of 2020 debut album Mindless Joy for clear-eyed conclusions.”
“muscular rock n roll for those that need a full on mosh to let off some steam.”
“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.”
“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.”
“a rip-roaring good time. LOSER deserves a gold medal for this one.”
Starting Over is out May 19th
Stadium Dreams on a Bedroom Budget is completed May 19th
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