Silverchair have scored their first #1 on the Australian singles charts in over a decade with today's chart topping debut of their new release "Straight Lines".
It's only the group's third #1 single in Australia (alongside 1995's "Tomorrow" and 1997's "Freak") and it's already been certified gold. This makes Silverchair the first aussie band since The Easybeats and The Seekers in the 1960's to have 3 #1 singles.
"Straight Lines" is the first taste of the trio's highly anticipated album YOUNG MODERN which hits stores on Saturday March 31.
Two days after that release tickets will go onsale for a handful of unusually intimate Australian gigs to help launch the disc.
Tickets for these shows go onsale to the general public at noon on April 2 (although the Maitland festival is already onsale).
If you want to experience Silverchair live before this tour you may want to check out a special live set to be broadcast on the Nova radio network from 6.00pm to 7.00pm on Sunday April 1 and/or the band's appearance later that same night on the premiere of network 10's new "Rove" TV show.
Alternatively, later in April you could visit the tiny NSW town of Cowra who last week won the right to stage an exclusive Silverchair show as part of Triple J's "One Night Stand" promotion.
In the leadup to the March 31 release of their new album Young Modern, Silverchair has announced that they will perform a handful of special Australian gigs in late April and early May. While the band has headlined major festivals like Homebake and Pyramid Festival over the last year, the “Young Modern Tour” will be the trio’s first indoor concerts in their homeland for nearly 4 years.
All shows will go onsale to the general public at noon on April 2nd. Given the relatively intimate nature of these venues tickets are expected to sell out quickly so special arrangements have been put in place to provide a limited allocation of tickets for chairpage viewers and members of the chairpage mailing list from 9am to 12 noon EST Friday March 30 from the Silverchair online ticketing store - http://silverchair.oztix.com.au/.
Special guests on all shows will be acclaimed Sydney indie band Dappled Cities Fly. Details are as follows:
Sun 6 May - Metropolis Fremantle (18+)
Tickets available from http://www.chairpage.com/, http://www.heatseeker.com.au/, Star Perth (08) 9321 6230, Mills Records Fremantle (08) 9335 1945, Planet Video Mt Lawley (08) 9328 7464, Beat Music Karrinyup (08) 9446 5839
Wed 9 May - Enmore Theatre Sydney (Licensed & All Ages)
Tickets available from http://www.chairpage.com/, Enmore Theatre Box Office (02) & Ticketek 132 849 http://www.ticketek.com.au/
IMPORTANT NOTE - To gain access for this Silverchair show at the Enmore you will need a Ticketek / venue box office printed ticket to enter. Once you have purchased your ticket from Oztix you can take your receipt at any time between time of purchase and the night of the show to the Enmore Theatre box office to collect your entry to show ticket. We advise that you do this prior to the show night to avoid any delays.
Silverchair is currently riding on a high with their new single “Straight Lines” being Australia’s #1 most downloaded song over the last couple of weeks. The CD single was released last weekend so will debut on next week’s chart. The track is enjoying the strongest airplay of the group’s career making Young Modern Australia’s most anticipated album.
In other Silverchair news, the band will be the musical guests for the first edition of the new Rove when it premieres in its new timeslot on Channel 10 at 8.30pm on Sunday April 1. Contrary to internet rumours, the legendary Seekers vocalist Judith Durham will not be joining the trio on this show. However Ms Durham does provide some memorable guest vocals on new a song called “English Garden” which will be available as a bonus track with the iTunes edition of Young Modern.
17-03-2007MySpace.com today announced the winner of its latest competition, in which users were given the chance to direct a Silverchair video. People were able to make their own video for the bands recently released single "Straight Lines" and share it with the world.
The initiative is an Australian first in online and music interaction.
78 videos were posted online, using unedited footage of the band
performing Straight Lines, the first single and video from the band’s
eagerly awaited new album, Young Modern. They then edited together the
coolest video possible using the tools provided online.
The top five videos were determined by the most number of views made by fellow MySpace users. In total, the videos attracted more than 1.8 million views.
The members of Silverchair had the final say on the winner, Tani Budini, from Queensland.
Budini’s video was aired on Australia’s number one music television show, Video Hits (Channel Ten) today. She will be presented with a signed gold album plaque as well as a copy of the band’s new album, Young Modern, which is released nationally on March 31.
To watch the winning video online check out Silverchair's MySpace.
winner of Triple J's One Night Stand 2007 has been anounced. On Friday
April 20, Silverchair, Midnight Juggernauts, Behind Crimson Eyes and
the Funktrust will be hitting the stage in... COWRA, NSW.
More details are available from Triple J's One Night Stand Website
Not many artists get to enjoy the simultaneous #1 Single and #1 Album on iTunes. In a first on iTunes for Silverchair, "Young Modern" is the first ever pre-order album to go #1 on the charts in Australia!
Silverchair’s eagerly anticipated "Young Modern" album is now exactly 3 weeks away from its street date. There will be two formats for the release. The cheaper Standard Edition will contain one audio disc and normal jewel case packaging. The Special Edition will be a limited release. It will contain the same audio disc plus a bonus DVD that contains short films from the making of the album and it will be packaged in a deluxe fold out digipack. Both versions can be pre-ordered from your local music shop or from the following e-tailers.
"Young Modern" will also be released digitally. iTunes will have a special edition of the album that features a bonus track called “English Garden”. This song features a special guest vocal by the legendary Judith Durham from The Seekers! For more information about this great Australian singer please visit www.judithdurham.com. Fans who pre-order the album via iTunes will also receive a bonus video and shortfilm.
Silverchair’s first new single release since 2003 finally hits Australian stores today.
“Straight Lines” is already the #1 most downloaded song in Australia and the #2 most played song on Australian radio but it will now be available as a CD single that also feature 3 bonus tracks. “All Across The World” (also the closing track from the band’s forthcoming album) is already enjoying high rotation on Triple J. Then there’s the non-album bonus track “Sleep All Day” plus a version of Midnight Oil’s classic “Don’t Wanna Be The One” live from the Homebake festival. To order a copy of the CD single follow the below links.
As reported to Silverchair's fan club recently following is the final track list for the band's soon to be released album "Young Modern". Stay tuned for more album updates as they come to hand.
Young Modern Station
If You Keep Losing Sleep
Reflections Of A Sound
Those Thieving Birds (Part 1)
Those Thieving Birds (Part 2)
The Man That Knew Too Much
Waiting All Day
All Across The World
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…