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Silverchair to play two new songs at Groovin’ The Moo festivals!

Chris Joannou playing live in the Triple J studio, 23 April 2010 (Photo credit: Triple J)

Silverchair bassist Chris Joannou today announced the band will be playing two new songs during their upcoming run of live shows around Australia.

The information was revealed in a message sent to subscribers of the band’s mailing list this morning [Update: the message has now been posted on Chairpage.]

The titles of the new songs are:

— Machina Collecta

Chris also spoke about the recording of the album. “As you may have come to expect from us – the album is moving in a very different direction from anything we’ve recorded previously. The three of us are all really pumped to be back in the studio again making new music together.”

He continued: “It’s been all systems go in the Silverchair camp over the last little while. Since Dan returned home from New York (where he spent time writing last year) we’ve all been in lock down rehearsing and doing demos… We are really excited with the sounds emerging from the studio and everyday is a new surprise.”

The album is currently being referred to as simply “Album #6″.

Silverchair play their first live shows since 2008 over the next few weeks. Tomorrow they will headline the Groovin’ The Moo festival at Bendigo Showgrounds (VIC), followed by Townsville (QLD), Maitland (NSW), Canberra (ACT), Bunbury (WA) and Darwin (NT).

Keep an eye on this site for updates from the shows.

April 30, 2010   No Comments

Silverchair’s ‘Yellow Submarine’ video online

Triple J have posted videos of Silverchair’s live performance of If You Keep Losing Sleep and Yellow Submarine online.

Daniel, Chris and Ben appeared on Triple J last week to perform The Beatles’ song and talk about their new album.

The videos are embedded below, but you can see slightly larger versions at the Triple J website here.

[UPDATE – 1 May 2010: There seems to be some issues with the embedded videos, but don’t worry, you can now download better quality versions right here!

Part 1Interview & You Keep Losing Sleep (41Mb, mp4)
Part 2 Interview & Yellow Submarine (41Mb, mp4)

Source: Triple J]

If You Keep Losing Sleep
(Live on Triple J – 23 April 2010)

Yellow Submarine
(Live on Triple J – 23 April 2010)

April 29, 2010   No Comments

Silverchair cover The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine!

silverchair perfroming live at Triple J studios in Sydney, Australia (23 April 2010)

Earlier today Silverchair performed two live songs on the Triple J Breakfast program.

They also revealed details about the recording of their new – as yet untitled – album.

After a short introduction the band played a trippy 1960’s inspired version of If You Keep Losing Sleep. This was followed by an interview before the band into an energetic version of The Beatles’ classic Yellow Submarine. This is the first time Silverchair have ever covered a Beatles song.

The entire broadcast is available for download below – individually or as a zip file containing all six mp3 files.

Silverchair on Triple J
Like A Version – 23 April 2010

Part 1 – Intro and interview (4.2Mb)
Part 2 – If You Keep Losing Sleep (Live) (3.2Mb)
Part 3 – Applause and Chris (0.82Mb)
Part 4 – Interview (3.2Mb)

Part 5 – Yellow Submarine (Beatles cover, live) (3Mb)
Part 6 – Outro (0.69Mb)

Parts 1-3 (.zip file, 14.9Mb)

April 23, 2010   No Comments

The band are back together…

Hi everyone

With the announcement that Silverchair are working on a brand new album I’ve decided to breathe life into the site again.

Silverchair Central began as another site – Silverchair Rarities – in 1998. Over time I hope to incorporate a lot of the material from that site – old photos, live concert recordings and other memorabilia – into this one.

We are coming to an exciting time in Silverchair’s career. The band are working on their first album in three years and have announced a number of live shows around Australia. I hope to cover these along with any other news and media appearances leading up to the release of the new album.

Thanks for visiting


April 22, 2010   No Comments

New Zealand tour confirmed

Silverchair will take their ‘Across the Great Divide’ tour across the Tasman Sea in October.

The band have announced four shows in New Zealand, including stops in Wellington and a huge show on the Labour Day long weekend in Auckland.

Powderfinger will also be playing on these dates.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 9am on July 23. Someone in the Silverchair management must have sold their soul to Visa because once again there is a special presale for Visa Card holders (9am on July 20.)

16-Oct-2007 – Christchurch – Westpac Arena (Tickets on sale July 23)
18-Oct-2007 – Wellington – TSB Bank Arena (Tickets on sale July 23)
19-Oct-2007 – Palmerston North – Arena Manawatu (Tickets on sale July 23)
20-Oct-2007 – Auckland – Vector Arena (Tickets on sale July 23)

July 5, 2007   No Comments

O Canada

Hot news off the ‘net – Daniel will appear live on Canadian MTV around 5.30pm today (local time). You can check out the web site here.

Canadian fans should also keep an eye (and ear) out for other appearances. According to the official Silverchair site Daniel will be recording interviews with other media (including Much Music) on Thursday.

July 4, 2007   No Comments

Young Modern on US iTunes

In an underwhelming statement on their MySpace page, Silverchair’s management have announced that the new album will be available online in the US before it’s available in local music retailers.

A post on the band’s MySpace blog says:

Silverchair’s highly anticipated album ‘Young Modern’ will soon be available through a special iTunes presale offer. Additional information will be posted as information becomes available.

While this presale might appeal to the general public, most Silverchair fans have already got their hands on the new album. In an age when music is available almost instantly online who can blame them? Check out comments from fans on the blog page.

July 3, 2007   No Comments

New B-sides and a New Zealand tour

Silverchair bass player Chris Joannou

Chris Joannou has revealed that the band have recorded three new B-sides for release with the next singles.

In an exclusive post on the Silverchair MySpace page, he wrote:

Over the last week we have been in the studio finishing off some b sides for the next singles. They were from some sessions that we did a couple of months ago in Sydney with Scott Horscroft who also worked with us on Young Modern. There are three songs that we have recorded, so keep an ear out for them!

He also revealed plans to bring the ‘Across The Great Divide’ tour to New Zealand. A further announcement is expected later today.

For the full post (and a larger version of the image above) check out the Silverchair MySpace blog here.

June 28, 2007   No Comments

Silverchair street team is GO

The band have launched a street team for the upcoming US tour. If you live in North America and have some spare time on your hands you can join right here.

More info at the band’s official site here.

June 24, 2007   No Comments

Across The Great Divide television ad

Across The Great Divide tour logo

You can now watch the advertisement for the Across The Great Divide tour here.

This ad will be screened on televisions across Australia. What this means is that tickets will sell really fast and you should sign up to the Silverchair mailing list for presale information. Join by clicking on ‘Get email updates’ at the top of the Chairpage news page.

June 22, 2007   No Comments