Since forming in late 2018 with a line-up made in music heaven and releasing their debut EP Restless Noise in the same blow, it seems LOSER have wasted no time in carving a path for themselves. Now they’ve dropped a surprise video for their track Vacation and a handful of tour dates!
Vacation is the third single to be lifted from the Restless Noise EP, which scored an 8/10 from Hysteria and was described as “grimy 90’s nostalgia, self deprecating rock relatability and infectious melodies; all bundled in a heavy, mosh pit yearning sweat storm” by the AU Review.
The track was written on Boxing Day by frontman Tim Maxwell, after experiencing an intense psychedelic trip the day before. “I picked up the guitar and the song literally fell out, it was magic,” he says. As the band cites Weezer as one of their biggest influences, Maxwell said he wanted to make a point of channelling them with this track and “I feel like I nailed it”.
The music video for Vacation was filmed and directed by one of Maxwell’s oldest childhood friends, Jake Halfhyde. It features footage of the band away on a long weekend trip to the beach, juxtaposed with imagery of them lazing at home with their dogs and jamming in their living room.
Halfhyde talks about how it all came together; “I grew up with Tim as neighbours for nearly 10 years. Tim got me into skating which is where I first fell in love with making videos, which later became a career choice. We were jamming together one night and Tim just said I’ve got this idea for a video, let’s film it this weekend. A week or two later Chris, Craig, Tim and I had a video.”
The dogs were Tim’s idea – he wanted to play on the idea that dogs and their owners are often alike, plus who is better at reaching maximum chill levels than a dog?
If you reckon Vacation is your vibe, catch LOSER playing it live alongside their earlier bangers Loser and Phase Me this March. They’ve nabbed the support slot for Perth faves Tired Lion’s upcoming tour, and they’re right at home playing the Beer InCider festival alongside label mates West Thebarton and big names like DMA’s and Something for Kate. Full tour dates below!
MARCH TOUR DATES
Friday 1 March
Howler, Melbourne – SOLD OUT Supporting Tired Lion
Saturday 2 March
Beer InCider, Melbourne – TICKETS with DMA’s, Something For Kate, West Thebarton + more
Saturday 9 March
Beer InCider, Brisbane – TICKETS with DMA’s, Something For Kate, West Thebarton + more
Friday 15 March
Crowbar, Brisbane – SOLD OUT Supporting Tired Lion
Saturday 16 March
Crowbar, Sydney – TICKETS Supporting Tired Lion
Saturday 30 March The Hills Are Alive – TICKETS
w/ Vera Blue, Kingswood, Diddiri + more