Artist info

Genre

Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Dear Seattle, Slowly Slowly, Bugs , The Hard Aches


band members

ZAC HUTCHINGS - Vocals, Guitar GERARD SETTGAST - Guitar JAMES MCERLAIN - Bass ADRIAN OSMAN - Drums


Influences

Basement, Smith Street Band, Stickup Kid, Modern Baseball, Citizen, Violent Soho


Website

Bio

Semester are a 4 Piece Australian band who have taken the melodic tones and self aware, vulnerable lyrics of 90’s and 00’s emo music and paired it with energetic, sing-a-long hooks to make extremely catchy punk tunes.

The band is fronted by singer-songwriter Zac Hutchings who has spent 10 years honing his craft in songwriting from all genres of rock music from acoustic to indie and now onto punk, his casting as a lead character in a high school musical gave him the taste of performing that he has never let go of since.
On lead guitar is Gerard Settgast, a technically gifted guitarist who got his start in hardcore and metalcore bands, now swapping the messy distortion for clean ambient tones. G’s ADD tendencies make him an incredible live guitarist.
Bass player James McErlain has a vast amount of experience playing in all genres from jazz to indie rock to hardcore/metalcore, even though he’s an incredible musician he fits the ‘bass player’ cliche with his constant stream of “great” ideas.
Finally Adrian Osman on the drums, former lead guitarist of Brisbane rock outfit Tourism has now traded in his Jazzmaster for two sticks and a bunch of drum skins finally realising that he should sit a bit further back when he’s on stage, he also has a Euro Pop solo project but that’s not relevant.

These 4 music lovers have combined their wealth of knowledge from all genres and previous musical experiences to carve a path for unique yet accessible punk music.

Produced by Fletcher Matthews (Columbus, Dear Seattle, CLEWS, Stumps) Semester’s debut EP ‘Character Building’ is out now.

Review

jamesemes

21 May 2018

50

Great song :)

Great song :)

Review

50

What an incredible song, this is currently on repeat. This needs air play!! The world needs to hear this.

What an incredible song, this is currently on repeat. This needs air play!! The world needs to hear this.

Review

50

Absolute banger, keen to hear more.

Absolute banger, keen to hear more.