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Straight Lines on US television

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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

YouTube Tuesday #03

This week’s video is a taste of what to expect at Silverchair’s live shows this year.

Next stop: Young Modern Station…

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June 19, 2007   1 Comment

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

YouTube Tuesday #02

With much of Newcastle still under water it seemed appropriate to feature a Silverchair song about natural disaster on this week’s edition of YouTube Tuesday.

Faultline was written about the 1989 Newcastle earthquake which killed 13 people and caused extensive damage around the city.

This performance took place on 21 January 2001 in front of over 250,000 people at the Rock In Rio Festival.

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June 12, 2007   No Comments

Storm hits Newcastle

Newcastle flood

The worst storm in over 30 years has hit Silverchair’s home town of Newcastle, Australia.

According to news reports over 6000 people have been left homeless. It is not known whether property belonging to the band (or their families) has been affected.

New South Wales Premiere Morris Iemma described the damage as worse than than the 1989 Newcastle earthquake.

Faultline, the popular Silverchair song from their debut album Frogstomp, was written about the 1989 quake which killed 13 people.

You can keep updated with the latest news via the ABC Newcastle website here, and view pictures here.

June 10, 2007   No Comments

New Diorama documentary

A new Silverchair documentary will premiere at the Sydney Film Festival on June 19.

Diorama – Great Australian Albums is described as “a behind-the-scenes look at the trials and tribulations of the recording of Diorama”.

Daniel Johns talks candidly of [his] journey, aided by fellow band members Ben Gillies and Chris Joannau, and interviewees Paul Mac, Matt Lovell, John Watson and Melissa Chenery among others.

The 52 minute film will be screened at Sydney’s Metro Theatre at 7pm. Further information and tickets for the screening are available here.

The documentary will also be made available on DVD on August 22, 2007. You can pre-order it at Chaos Music for AUS$22.00 (+ p&h) here.

Fans could be forgiven for feeling a sense of deja vu about this film. There was a different documentary released in 2002 called Across the Night – The Creation of Diorama, directed by long-time Silverchair collaborator Robert Hambling.

June 9, 2007   No Comments

Ben's breakfast blog

Ben Gilles has posted a short blog entry on the Silverchair MySpace page.

In a jovial post the drummer tells fans about a “nude dream”, what he ate for breakfast and – more importantly – that he is “starting to get the itch” to play live again:

We’ve had about a week and a half off and loving it! I’ve been kicking back (except jumping on the skins to keep my chops up) and I’m feeling relaxed and rejuvenated… I am starting to get the itch though… keen to do some more shows.

Read the full post on the Silverchair MySpace blog here.

June 8, 2007   No Comments

Visions (of a sound)

Reflections Of A Sound

The new video for Reflections Of A Sound has made its debut online.

You can check it out at Silverchair’s official site or their MySpace page.

What do you think of the video? Was Reflections… the right choice for a second single? Once you’ve watched the video please come back and leave a comment by clicking on the link below.

Still no news from the record company on a CD single. Stay tuned for details…

June 8, 2007   No Comments