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Right Here – Semisane

Right Here – Semisane

A Life Less Strange - Semisane

A Life Less Strange – Semisane

Semisane came together in 2000 and quickly garnered a fan base which threw them into the musical limelight in South Africa and ultimately led to them writing the theme tune to the Big Brother TV series there. But that is getting ahead of ourselves. One of the steps on the ladder to scale those dizzy heights was to put together an album which they did – ‘A Life Less Ordinary’ – and then to choose a single to get airplay. That first single was ‘Right Here’.

A chilled out affair, ‘Righ Here’ sounds a bit like Alanis Morrissette on valium. There isn’t the angst and anger that Morrissette had, but there is the catchy tune with a stong female vocal (courtesy of Tikara) underpinned by jangling guitars. It seemed the perfect single to ease you into the not quite mad world of Semisane.

The song topped the SA Rockdigest Charts and went on to be voted the 7th best song of the year by that publication. Two more of their songs (‘Trying To Believe’ and ‘Alright’) also made the top 50 songs of the year list and the album ‘A Life less Strange’ made 4th on the album list. Not bad for their first year’s work.

Where to find it
A Life Less Strange – Semisane (2000),BMG Records, 74321 77593 2

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2 thoughts on “Right Here – Semisane

  1. as far as I can remember, Semisane = Black Diamond + Tikara. a very underrated combination and must have been on the cusp of greater things, sorry to say they never quite cracked it.

    • Russell on said:

      Took a nice picture of her at the Southern Cross music festival in KZN about a dozen years ago. So long ago but a good band, if I recall correctly.

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