Artist info

Genre

Metal, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, I Prevail


band members

Nick Wilkinson - Vocals Mark Braithwaite - Guitar Zac Gregson - Guitar Shane Duncan - Bass Dion Amphlet - Drums


Influences

A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, I Prevail, Ice Nine Kills, Veil Of Maya, Periphery


Website

orcd.co/wherewereyou

Bio

Forming in the fall of 2013, We Set Signals was originally intended to front as a covers act until deciding to release an EP written by Nick (Vocals). Inevitably this became the bands first release “Break These Walls”. The debut EP received a 4/5 from triple j’s Dave Ruby and Stu Harvey, including favourable reviews in Hysteria and Blunt Magazine’s.

2014 saw We Set Signals gain international popularity after releasing a Punk Goes Pop cover of Carly Rae Jepsens ‘Call Me Maybe’ receiving a combination of over 380,000 views on Youtube. Shortly following this the band released ‘That Was A Close One’, a single written to contribute to the awareness of victims of war. The same year found the band hitting the road in support of some of biggest names in Punk / Post Hardcore from Australia and abroad including The Amity Affliction, Funeral For A Friend, Alesana, Jonah Matranga, The Matches, D at Sea and Sienna Skies.

In the same year the band release their second studio album ‘Polaris’ showcasing 10 tracks that drew a heavier influence, exposing Nick’s (Vocals) life lessons learnt the hard way . The much anticipated release received a popular welcome from fans both nationally and abroad with the album self-distributed internationally. Infamous artist reviewer ‘I Probably Hate Your Band’ rated We Set Signals ‘Polaris’ an 8.5 out of 10. The band continued to tour the record along the east coast of Australia for the remainder of 2014 / 2016.

The band signed to We Are Triumphant in 2017 - with radio and streaming results abundant in the US and worldwide. All of their previous singles from two prior EP’s were editorially playlisted on Spotify and Apple Music - with over 5 million streams alone on their last split EP. Their biggest single to date, ‘’Reunions Suck’’ is still on some playlists 2 years later, racking up over a million streams on Spotify itself.

The band has just released a new single, which is a personal one for vocalist Nick Wilkinson, saying that the track "...is about a relationship turned toxic that I completely lost myself in. After the break up, I had no idea who I was or what I wanted. It took everything in me to just survive and rebuild myself." And Rebuild himself he did, resulting in the creation of this record alongside his WSS band members. This new track is the first taste of a new album to come this year.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

14 May 2020

Triple J
40

what a mighty slice, no mucking around here and you can tell they're legit lovers of the genre.

what a mighty slice, no mucking around here and you can tell they're legit lovers of the genre.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

13 May 2020

Triple J
45

Excellent, stadium sized bite from these five. Epic stuff.

Excellent, stadium sized bite from these five. Epic stuff.