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Semifinalists are an English indie rock band.

OriginLondon, England, United Kingdom
GenresExperimental rock
Indie rock
Years active2005–present
LabelsV2 Records
Associated actsTest Icicles
Lightspeed Champion
WebsiteOfficial website
MembersFerry Gouw
Chris Steele-Nicholson
Past membersAdriana Alba



Adriana Alba (vocals/keyboards), Ferry Gouw (vocals/guitar) and Chris Steele-Nicholson (vocals/guitar/bass/drums/keyboards) met at film school, the group attempted to create a soundtrack for a friend's film. Jamming and experimenting in a rehearsal space from this period brought about the embryonic sounds of the Semifinalists' self-titled debut album.[1]

After signing to V2, their debut album was released on 10 April 2006 on their own label imprint, Regal Bear.[2]

The group recorded the follow-up to their self-titled debut album, entitled 2,[3] which was released 23 June 2008.[4] Alba left the band in spring 2008.

The group toured with Lightspeed Champion in 2008, where Hynes played with the group in place of Alba on occasion.

Other projectsEdit

In 2005 Gouw and Steele-Nicholson started a film production company called Muscle. Gouw has directed music videos for the latest musical project of Devonte Hynes, the folk-act Lightspeed Champion. Gouw directed the videos for Galaxy of the Lost and Midnight Surprise.[5]

In early 2009, Steele-Nicholson started a new band called Oh Minnows.




  • "Show the Way" (A side) / "Your Heart" (B side)
  • "You Said" (A side) / "Whispering Mice" (B side)
  • "DC" (A side) / "Moonlight Bounced" (B side)
  • "Odd Situation" (A side) / "Odd Situation - Tapedeck Remix" (B side)


  1. ^ "Semifinalists : Biog V2 Music : United Kingdom". V2 Records. Retrieved 29 April 2008.
  2. ^ " listing". Retrieved 29 April 2008.
  3. ^ "Semifinalists announce single and album (news)". Noize Makes Enemies. Retrieved 29 April 2008.
  4. ^ "Semifinalists: Discography V2 Music : United Kingdom". V2 Records. Retrieved 29 April 2008.
  5. ^ "". Ferry Gouw. Retrieved 29 April 2008.

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