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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 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 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

Straight Lines on US television


Silverchair will perfrom Straight Lines on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Thursday, 12 July.

The show is taped in front of a live audience in Los Angeles. You can request tickets from the Late Late Show web site here.

The rest of us will have to wait until the show is broadcast on the 12th (or until someone posts it on YouTube).

June 21, 2007   No Comments

Another accolade

Australian Musician magazine

Australian Musician magazine has awarded Silverchair a position in their ‘Top 50 most significant moments in Australian pop and rock history’.

They made ninth place for their achievement of having all five albums reach #1 on the Australian charts.

The list was compiled by a group of Australian ‘rock experts’ (did they study geology at university?). It includes the farewell concert of Crowded House, the death of AC/DC frontman Bon Scott, the Beatles’ Australian tour in 1964 and the Olympic Games “Sorry” protest by Midnight Oil.

The number one position was awarded to the meeting of Harry Vanda and George Young (who later formed popular 1960s band The Easybeats and wrote the classic song Friday On My Mind.)

A full report on the list can be found here.

Australian fans can pick up a copy of the mag for free at various music shops around the country. For a full list of retailers check out the Australian Musician web site here.

June 20, 2007   No Comments

Tour page updated

There are now 50 Silverchair shows listed on the Tour page.

The band are riding a wave of popularity after the success of Young Modern in Australia. These shows promise to be some of their best ever so be sure to check the band out if you can.

Tour and ticket info for every gig can be accessed via the link above or here.

June 15, 2007   No Comments

Silverchair announce huge Oz tour

Across The Divide
Silverchair have announced a massive 22-date tour across Australia.

The tour is the band’s biggest since the 1997 ‘Summer Freak Shows’ and will include many regional areas.

They will also co-headline with with one of Australia’s most popular bands: Powderfinger.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 9am on July 9, but there will be a pre-sale for fanclub members. It might also be worth signing up for the Silverchair mailing list (hint hint). Use the form at the top of the news page on the offical site.

Venue details will be posted here shortly, until then check out the official press release.

(Updated 14.Jun.2007 – 01.30+1GMT)

June 13, 2007   No Comments