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!
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?