Introduce yourselves- where are you from and who plays what?
We’re a pop punk band called The Semester Review, straight out of the suburb of Chandler, Arizona. We have Josh Rockett (lead vocals/lead guitar), Gabe Hernandez (guitar/backing vocals), Cole Stevens (bass/backing vocals), and Austin Cooper (drums).
Describe your sound and lyric style
Our sound is very reminiscent of the old school pop punk, when bands like Blink-182 and the Starting Line ruled the airwaves. Josh writes the lyrics; most of his lyrical content focuses on girls that he finds attractive or girls that have broken his heart, although some also focus on friends and good times.
Who are your main influences? What else inspires you?
We love Blink-182, the Starting Line, and New Found Glory. They really shape the type of music we play; the poppy, guitar driven rock that shines through our recordings. Other things that inspire us are obviously girls, but also the fact that we’re sort of reviving the old pop punk sound; bringing back the pop instead of having all of this punk.
What are you working on now?
Playing lots of shows, promoting our new EP called How to Get to Third Base, and we’re also in the works of making a new music video.
Are you touring now? When/where?
Not at the moment, but we’re working on putting something together.
What can people expect at your live gigs?
Lots of energy, angst, and jumping. We try to make our stage shows very energetic and make it more than just watching some guys play their instruments.
Where can people check out your music?
Our music is also available to download for free at http://thesemesterreview.bandcamp.com