We've received many enquiries about how to purchase "Straight Lines", the first single off the yet to be released album "Young Modern", especially from people outside Australia.
The good news is Australian e-tailers are now listing "Straight Lines" for pre-purchase on their websites allowing people from both Australia and overseas to purchase the single. The e-tailers do ship worldwide.
Here is your first official sneak peak of the finished album cover for Young Modern. Make sure you stay tuned for more album details coming soon…
A short time ago the band was interviewed by music legend Steve Jones on his radio show "Jonesy's Jukebox" on L.A radio 103.1 FM. During the relaxed and entertaining interview Jonesy asked the band about many things including the bands upcoming album "Young Modern". Silverchair also performed a couple of live, accoustic tracks off "Young Modern".
For your listening pleasure here's the start of the interview along with one of the tracks "Reflections Of A Sound". Remember these are live and captured from a web stream so audio quality is not at its best.
|Reflections Of A Sound|
|You will need Windows Media Player v9 or higher to listen to these tracks|
Here’s an exclusive pic of the band with Dave Bottrill backstage at the Kool Haus show on Friday night.
Daniel dedicated a song on the night to the Diorama producer and mixer of Young Modern.
Stayed tuned for more photos and show reviews as they come in.
Silverchair have added an additional aussie date to their touring schedule. The band will headline "Groovin The Moo" Maitland on Saturday, May 12.
Maitland is a city only a short drive from Silverchair's home town of Newcastle. This show will see the band return to their home town region for their first show since the awesome New Years Eve gig at The Brewery.
Groovin' The Moo
Maitland Showground, Bloomfield Street, Maitland NSW
Saturday May 12
11.30am – 11.30pm
$79 + booking fee
Onsale from 9am Monday 19 February 2007
From Groovin The Moo, Moshtix and Ticketek or Ph 13 2849
Buses will be running between Newcastle and Maitland showground for $15.00 return
Triple J's One Night Stand is back for 2007! On Friday April 20, Silverchair, Midnight Juggernauts, Behind Crimson Eyes and the Funktrust will be hitting the stage, somewhere in Australia. And all you've got to do is win it!
Any community (within Australia) with a population of 20,000 or less is eligible to enter. As always, it isn't easy, but it's worth it!
Full details and entry kit are available from Triple J's One Night Stand Website
MySpace.com today launched an Australian first in online and music interaction, giving users the chance to direct a video for one of the country’s most popular and respected bands, Silverchair.
“Straight Lines” - the first single and video from the band’s eagerly awaited new album, Young Modern, will premiere on the band’s Myspace site (www.myspace.com/silverchair) this Friday at 12pm. It will be the first new Silverchair song to be unveiled since 2002’s landmark Diorama album.
However, for the first time, people will also be able to make their own video for the epic rock track and share it with the world. Budding local directors can download unedited footage of the band performing, “ Straight Lines”, via www.myspace.com/silverchairvideocomp. It is then up to them to edit together the coolest video possible using the tools provided online.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for MySpace users to get involved creatively with the site and with one of our country’s most well known bands,” general manger for Fox Interactive Media, Rebekah Horne said.
“This is the first time this has been done, so we really want people to get their creative juices flowing and get involved – anyone with a PC or Mac computer can do it.”
Each video submitted will be uploaded onto the competition site, with a top five determined by the most number of views made by fellow MySpace users.
The members of Silverchair will have final say on which of the top five videos will become the winner.
“With the new album we really wanted to shake things up and just recapture the fun of being in band so letting anyone make a video for our song fits in well with that approach”, says Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies. “I’ve got no idea what kinds of videos people will make but it should be interesting to see what they come up with.”
The winning video will be aired on Australia’s number one music television show, Video Hits, and will get to meet the band and be presented with a signed gold album plaque as well as a copy of the band’s new album, Young Modern (national release on March 31).
Public voting closes on March 14, so visit www.myspace.com/silverchairvideocomp to get involved.