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Newcastle, Australia (1992 – 2011)

Silverchair were one of Australia’s most successful bands. The group has had more top twenty hits during the last decade than any other local artist and they have sold over six million albums worldwide.

The band formed in 1992 in Newcastle, New South Wales. In 1994, at the age of 15, Silverchair got their big break when the band won a national competition called “Pick Me” with the demo of their song, “Tomorrow”. The demo became one of the most played songs in the history of the Australian station Triple J, and they played that year’s Big Day Out as part of the prize for their win.

From their third album (Neon Ballroom) onward, the band have tried to experiment with slightly more complex song structures, pop influences, and the usage of orchestral backing on a few songs, most notably on their fourth album Diorama with composer Van Dyke Parks contributing to three of the tracks. This change is shown on their performance in their only live album “Live at Faraway Stables” where the band plays two sets - the first comprising newer material where they are backed by two keyboardists to simulate orchestral arrangements, and the second containing their earlier material.

2007 saw the release of the band’s latest album Young Modern, featuring the lead single Straight Lines; the song reached number one on the ARIA singles charts. The album was supported by a full tour of North America (their first since 1999), and an extensive tour of Australia and New Zealand with fellow Aussie post-grunge rockers Powderfinger, entitled “Across the Great Divide.”

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  • leneheart

    14 Feb 9:59pm Reply
  • Cris-knot

    Uma das ultimas bandas dos anos 90 que eram foda.

    9 Feb 3:51am Reply
  • leilafujitani

    please come back :(

    6 Feb 4:27pm Reply
  • maruch

    Shit. I hear them first time from 2008, and shit, this is good...

    1 Feb 8:48pm Reply
  • elf-culture

    New music from Dan is supposed to come out on Jan 29th.

    24 Jan 1:02am Reply
  • c4stles

    Come back. It's not funny anymore. [4]

    21 Jan 10:43pm Reply
  • isabelgomes_

    Seria excelente se voltassem de repente no Rock in Rio kkkk Sei lá,depois que Benjamin Gillies postou no twitter "#Brazil" tudo pode acontecer kkkkkk

    15 Jan 10:11pm Reply
  • Its_bitch

    cade esses meninos.............

    17 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Maaaandyone

    Sabem fazer música.

    16 Dec 2014 Reply
  • pominit

    Come back. It's not funny anymore. [3]

    16 Dec 2014 Reply
  • elf-culture

    they're so important

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
  • mxungs

    não sei quem é mais babaca, o povo que tá de mimimi só porque a música tá na novela ou eu que me dei o trabalho de escrever isso

    19 Nov 2014 Reply
  • MarcosSalandim

    Nossa quanto BR por aqui

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Rockastico

    Come back. It's not funny anymore. [2]

    7 Nov 2014 Reply
  • LAwomenblue

    Diorama is a masterpiece

    6 Nov 2014 Reply
  • monkkeyslut

    galera que só ouve miss you love por conta da novela: onde clica para banir do site?

    6 Nov 2014 Reply
  • D3licateBalance

    Never tire of them.

    4 Nov 2014 Reply
  • MarchOfClouds

    Come back. It's not funny anymore.

    30 Oct 2014 Reply
  • paintedbynumber

    My teenage years would not have been the same without these guys. Strangely, the first time I had ever talked with a few of my closest friends was over mutual love of Silverchair. So it guess it wasn't just my teenage years that would be different because of these guys, haha!

    16 Oct 2014 Reply
  • itscley

    achei falta de respeito terem colocado miss you love em trilha de novela da globo

    15 Oct 2014 Reply
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