Artist info

Genre

Indie, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Luca Brasi, The Hotelier, Violent Soho


band members

Callum - Lead Vocals/Guitar, Gerard - Guitar/Vocals, Madi - Bass/Vocals, Mitch - Drums


Influences

The Menzingers, Modern Baseball, Joyce Manor


Bio

“Delivering countenance of truths we all need to hear, Brisbane rockers Semantics blend the seriousness of R U OK day with Ben Lee’s We’re All In This Together optimism to check in with the mental health of humanity on their sophomore EP, If You’re Not Alright” - Music Is My Muse.
True to punk-rock philosophy, Semantics spares no effort to connect with their listeners on a personal level on and off the stage to remind fans that it’s alright if you’re not alright.
Since their pivotal stand-alone single, ‘Cemeteries’ debuted on triple j’s Short.fast.loud last year, Semantics have been hard at work refining their craft to match their newfound direction. Describing their sound as “somewhere between punk-rock, indie, emo and Aussie rock” the Brisbane quartet returns with their sophomore EP, ‘If You’re Not Alright’.
Sounding like the likes of Luca Brasi, The Menzingers & Title Fight, each song is unique, containing its own lyrical message within the overarching theme of the challenges of maintaining one’s well-being while transitioning into a working-class lifestyle.

Unearthed in 2019

BIGSOUND

21 Jul 2019

Winner

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Semantics and Hallie are your winners!

They'll open up the Unearthed Stage at BIGSOUND this September.
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Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

18 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

Semantics have got that sound and delivery that just makes you want to believe in the band with everything you've got. Love the songwriting on this one and the way you amp things up relentlessly. You give it your heart and your all.

Semantics have got that sound and delivery that just makes you want to believe in the band with everything you've got. Love the songwriting on this one and the way you amp things up relentlessly. You give it your heart and your all.

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Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

18 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

Having seen Semantics play live I can tell you that it's an experience you should be hoping to replicate yourself whenever you can. Codependent is a good example of what they do so well on stage, pouring their hearts out with grunt and magic

Having seen Semantics play live I can tell you that it's an experience you should be hoping to replicate yourself whenever you can. Codependent is a good example of what they do so well on stage, pouring their hearts out with grunt and magic

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Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

10 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

Hurtling new rocker from semantics! They've gone for the full °• athlete in a post match interview •° effect - giving 110%, leaving it all out on the park and making every moment count. Credit to the band, they played to win.

Hurtling new rocker from semantics! They've gone for the full °• athlete in a post match interview •° effect - giving 110%, leaving it all out on the park and making every moment count. Credit to the band, they played to win.