Yup you heard right. It’s a sad sad day. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten any mailing list updates from Silverchair, only to find that this one in particular is about their band being put into a “deep sleep”, as they call it. Not only are they not going to be making any new material, it gets even more depressing. They continue, saying they won’t be “… playing shows any time soon. It also means that the three of us won’t be working together unless and until it feels right again. “ Dig the dagger deeper why don’t cha?
But let’s get past the angst that comes with the news. It seems that each of the members of Silverchair will still be very much in touch with the music industry – Daniel is creating a film soundtrack, Ben is recording his own music and Chris seems to be on the business / musical venture side. And it’s also good to note that they’ve disbanded only because they wanted to pursue something that inspires them more, not because of some childish rift. In fact, the members even mentioned in the mail that “the three of us still truly care about each other”. So there’s still hope for the future.
For now, let’s take out all the Silverchair CDs from the rack, from Frog Stomp to Young Modern, and celebrate one of the most prominent and versatile names of the music industry, and one of the most influential names in my own personal music journey.
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