Daniel Johns will release his first solo EP Aerial Love tomorrow, which sees him trade his rock guitar for a more down-tempo electronic sound. But, speaking to triple J’s Matt and Alex this morning, the singer wouldn’t completely rule out returning to the Silverchair sound which made him a household name. Breakfast host Matt Okine
From new 4-track EP due in March!
Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns has appeared in a Newcastle court today, pleading guilty to “mid-range” drink driving and has been ordered to attend traffic school. The Newcastle Herald reports, the 35-year-old musician was pulled over by police while driving his black Jaguar above the speed limit in his home suburb of Merewether, in Newcastle, on
Remember the good times
A reported three years in the making, Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns has finally confirmed, via the band’s Facebook page, that he will release his first solo album some time this year. “Daniel’s been busy in the studio of late and we’re excited to now be able to share what he’s been up to with you,”
Grinspoon frontman Phil Jamieson and Big Day Out CEO Adam Zammit are bringing Rock N Ride back to Oz in 2014, assembling a crew and undertaking a massive motorbike ride down the east coast to raise funds for headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. The team are set to ride the 1,500 miles between
While recently discussing the early days of grunge, a term he himself coined, Mudhoney frontman Mark Arm decided to single out a few acts that he considers to be copycats of the original Seattle-based sound, notably singling out Stone Temple Pilots and Australia’s golden boys, Silverchair. “Before [grunge] became a noun it was used as
When Aussie hip hop star Illy stepped up to triple j‘s Like A Version this morning, the Melburnian rapper wasn’t content with just covering one song outside of his genre, as per the usual brief, but instead put his own spin on Silverchair, Hilltop Hoods, Paul Kelly and Flume in one handy little five minute
It’s no secret that Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns and Empire Of The Sun’s main man Luke Steele are bros, but we’ve now learnt that the two are working their relationship towards the ultimate bromance – releasing an album together. In a recent interview with Pedestrian, Steele has spilled the beans, painting a picture of a
It’s a collaboration that would be straight out of left field, but according to the clues in a video recently posted by 360, Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns has lent his stunning vocal abilities to a forthcoming single set to feature on Sixty’s highly anticipated new album. It hasn’t been confirmed, but a cheeky clue at
So April Fools Day is done for another year (at least locally, and some jokes from the other side of the world are soon to be past their official used-by date too).
When you go into “indefinite hibernation”, it’s understandable if you disappear off the radar for a bit and don’t get up to many activities. And – at least in the public’s eyes – that’s exactly the case with Silverchair bass player Chris Joannou. While bandmates Ben Gillies and Daniel Johns have popped up over the
Silverchair bass player Chris Joannou has confirmed that the all-conquering Newcastle trio have definitely not ruled out a reunion in the coming years. Speaking on the eve of the Rock N’ Ride journey that he is taking part in for national youth mental health initiative Headspace, Joannou said “the book is still open” when quizzed
Daniel Johns isn’t the only member of the dearly departed Silverchair who has been keeping busy. In a recent interview with The Herald Sun, drummer and founding member Ben Gillies revealed details of the new project, as well as the first musical offering. Writing and gigging as a solo performer under the moniker Bento, Gillies
The trailer for Silverchair’s Daniel Johns and film maker Josh Wakely‘s long-mooted project My Mind’s Own Melody has been released.
After the news this week that Silverchair were taking an ‘indefinite hiatus’, that is, essentially splitting up, news has emerged that frontman Daniel Johns is set to put together a solo album from the material originally meant to make up a new Silverchair album.
Silverchair have split up today, announcing on the band’s official website that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus. The letter signed by members Daniel Johns, Chris Joannou and Ben Gillies cited the reasons for the breakup being that Silverchair was no longer “fun” and “fulfilling creatively”. Read the letter to fans in its
Melbourne’s Raw Gallery is currently holding an exhibition featuring famous photos of some of rock’s best-loved icons. The exhibition is titled Generation X: The Soundtrack For Generation Whatever, and as the name suggests is devoted to the alternative rock scene of the late eighties and early nineties, when grunge, hip hop, punk and general slacker
We’ve just received an invite here at the Music Feeds offices to a very special press conference next Friday 9th April where Aussie rockers Powderfinger will be announcing details of “their upcoming, major Australian tour”.