by / January 13th, 2011 /

2011: Top Story: Faces of 2011 – We Are Losers

Describing themselves as “Pavement jamming with Go West,” Gavin Elsted’s We Are Losers splice together retro synths and backbeats with riffy, lo-fi garage rock straight out of 1980’s America. They retain an unashamed pop sensibility beneath all the bleepy keys and superfuzz guitars, with addictive vocal hooks and summery harmonies shining through in the mix. The group, which features members of Super Extra Bonus Party and Grand Pocket Orchestra, quickly earned their spurs when, for only their third ever gig, they supported Local Natives. The band has a busy start to the year, with a string of split side 7” releases, compilaton contributions and their first domestic single all due in the first quarter.

Photo – Loreana Rushe