A new Silverchair song was unveiled on Australian and New Zealand radio earlier today. Called "The Greatest View", the track received airplay on virtually every major contemporary music station in both countries.

According to the band's local label - Eleven: a music company - the radio response was easily the biggest ever for a Silverchair song, spreading across all radio formats.

An epic and melodic rock song it sees the group's songwriter, Daniel Johns, embracing some fresh lyrical and vocal twists while still retaining the trademark intensity which characterizes Silverchair's previous releases. As revealed exclusively on this site during the recording, this track also features a subtle brass section - a first for the band.

The Greatest View will be released as a single in Australia and New Zealand in January to coincide with the Big Day Out. The single will also feature two other new songs and titles and release dates will be announced shortly.

Silverchair received the news of the song's very successful radio debut while returning home to Newcastle. The band spent recent days in Brisbane where they filmed a video for their new single with some young local filmakers. The clip is expected to be unveiled in mid-January.

Meanwhile, in other Silverchair news we can exclusively reveal that the band will return to the recording studio for a few days in January to track another new song for possible inclusion on their forthcoming album "Diorama". The track was written while the, as yet unscheduled, disc was being mixed so the album is now on hold until this tune is recorded.

Between now and then Silverchair are taking a quick break to spend the holidays with their families.

The band and everyone here at chairpage wish you all the best for the holiday season and look forward to a HUGE and Silverchair-filled 2002!