The following blurb was taken from issue 49 of Big Takeover magazine. I remembering liking this one at the time and still do, as well as a full length that followed a few years later. Semion's website is dormant, and there's not much further info to be had on 'em it appears.
indie-Brit power-poppers have a knack for jangly pop that runs the gamut from
The Ropers (“Paul Loves Derek”), Teenage Fanclub (“Dumb”), early Sloan
(“Sunny”), and even Eugenius (“Year of the Monkee,” which cops a few lines from
the Replacements “Talent Show”). While Get a Grip finds Semion cutting
their teeth on all the aforementioned, it’s pretty apparent that the band has
yet to grow into a fully distinctive sound that they can claim as their
own. Still, with what they presently aspire
to, they’re off to a fine start.
01. Paul Loves Derek
02. Theme From Semion
04. Under the Sea
06. I Can Dream All Day
07. Year of the Monkee
Nerve Senta - I'm Alright (1980) - b/w - No One But You Cool Powerpop/NWOBHM crossover tracks from this York 4 peice *Garry Barrett* (Voc, Guitar) later in: Watch With Mother, Overload, Lif...
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