Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

The Semantics of Local Punk Scene; Quartet Discuss Inspiration Behind Cemeteries Single

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

The Semantics of Local Punk Scene; Quartet Discuss Inspiration Behind Cemeteries Single

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EMERGE's Calen Le Couteur and Russell Thompson sat down with Callum Robinson from Brisbane quartet Semantics to talk about their influences, their latest single Cemeteries and favourite Queensland bands.

How did Semantics form?

C: I started the band with a friend of mine named Belic, who plays in a Metal-core band called She Cries Wolf. I went on a tour with them down to Melbourne and did a few shows, and then hanging out on the tour, playing bass with him, we talked about starting a punk band and so we started writing. We got a few mates together then about this time last year we started jamming and making songs and that was about it.

Who are the band's influences?

C: There's a few, some of the Canadian, North American bands like Pup and Modern Baseball and stuff like that. Bands that are punky, but also catchy and fun, then are also weird, sometimes sad and you just never really know what their actually thinking and that's kind of cool. Then a lot of the other stuff we hear going around like Kisschasy, and all the old Aussie stuff Gyroscope. Just heaps of rock and punk music basically.

Where did you record your latest single Cemeteries?

C: With a friend called James Walmsley who plays in a band called Video Avenue, he's a home producer who studies at a Uni in West End, we did all the drums there and then the rest of it at home with the equipment that he has then we got it mastered with Paul Blakey.

How was the recording process?

C: Yeah well the EP we did at my old uni with a friend named Luke, and we basically flogged that whole thing out in one-day sessions. …

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