Label: Counter Intuitive Records
Released: 19th August 2022
There’s a touch of Prince Daddy and the Hyena and Mom Jeans buried within The Losing Score’s perky sound. Yet it’s also backed up with a certain British sensibility about the anxieties of life, all refracted through Brodie Normandin’s wry vocals.
In marrying the two, The Losing Score might have just struck gold. Lead single ‘Peachy Keen, Avril Lavigne’ is a three-minute riot of pop-punk hooks, backed by passionate lyrics about self-acceptance, while ‘Brand New Person’ switches from being a mid-tempo stomp to guitar hero shredder with gleeful recklessness, all while ruminating on ideas of personal growth.
With ‘Learn To Let This Go’, The Losing Score have delivered a more than promising debut, marrying lyrical weight, devilish hooks and just enough stardust to point to a bright future. ■ Rob Mair