Silverchair will be battling it out with 49 other Aussie artists to win the Channel [V] Oz Artist 2008 Award and you can vote who wins!
Voting can be done either online at the [V] website or via SMS and voters are eligible to win a trip to Homebake with three of their mates as well as some cool weekly prizes over eight weeks. Multiple votes are allowed and the more you vote the more chances you have of winning a prize so VOTE NOW and stay tuned for the Top 4 finalists announcement on Nov 7th.
Daniel Johns and Luke Steele have named their latest collaboration “Hathaway/Palmer”.
There are still no plans for a release of this ‘acoustic pop record’ as it’s been described by the both of them.
Watch this space.
Triple J release some of the coolest compilations around and their new one ‘Live at the Wireless from the Vaults - Volume 2’ is no exception. This CD/DVD compilation features live performances from some pretty cool local and international bands. Silverchair kicks off the CD tracklisting with a live version of ‘The Greatest View’ recorded when Dan, Chris & Ben played in Cowra for the Triple J One Night Stand.
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It was announced in Sydney this morning that SILVERCHAIR have been nominated for two ARIA Awards!!
One is for BEST GROUP (which they won most recently at last years awards) and the other is for BEST MUSIC DVD along with touring buddies Powderfinger for the Across The Great Divide DVD.
Silverchair hold ARIA Award history with the most awards ever - a staggering 19 over their career.
The Awards will be held in Sydney on Sunday October 19 and telecast on the Ten Network.
Silverchair's "Straight Lines" music video is available for online voting in the Best Rock category for MTV's Video Music Awards. This year MTV is letting fans vote online to determine which videos get nominated.
Voting runs until Wednesday at 11am/EST.
If you'd like to see "Straight Lines" make the final cut please vote now.
The above documentary takes you inside the 2008 APRA Awards. Prior to scooping the pool at the Awards Silverchair’s Daniel Johns sat down with Chat Chat for an exclusive catch up!
Don’t miss it tonight at 8.30pm on Music Max.
Daniel Johns made history at the 2008 APRA Awards held in Sydney last night when he won the prestigious APRA “Songwriter of the Year” award.
This latest achievement makes the Silverchair frontman the first songwriter in the 26 year history of the APRA Awards to receive this honour on three separate occasions (he also won in 1995 with bandmate Ben Gillies and then in 2003 for his work on “Diorama”).
In addition to winning “Songwriter of the Year” Daniel’s composition “Straight Lines” (which he co-wrote with The Presets’ Julian Hamilton) was named the APRA “Song of the Year” and the “Most Played Australian Work”.
“It’s a serious honor to be recognized by your peers in the music community” Daniel Johns said “Writing songs means everything to me so to receive these awards for the art of songwriting feels particularly special.”
These acknowledgements by APRA and its members cap an extraordinary year for Daniel and his Silverchair bandmates. After a lengthy hiatus the group returned in 2007 with their fifth consecutive number 1 charting album “Young Modern”. The disc was among the most acclaimed of the group’s career. It went on to be certified triple platinum and swept last year’s ARIA Awards.
After last night Daniel Johns now has the unprecedented honour of winning both more APRA Awards AND more ARIA Awards than any other artist in history. He recently turned 29 years old.
After touring non-stop into early 2008, Silverchair is currently on a well-earned break. The band hopes to return to the studio next year.
Silverchair’s Daniel Johns and The Sleepy Jackson’s Luke Steele have been writing and recording songs together over the past few months.
The long time friends and sometimes collaborators have no current plans for a release.
Make sure you watch this space for further updates as they come to hand.
Nominations for the 2008 APRA Music Awards were announced in Sydney earlier today with Silverchair’s Daniel Johns scoring nominations in both of the major categories.
“Straight Lines” is up for the prestigious APRA Song of the Year Award and Most Played Australian Work.
“It’s an honour to be thought of in this way by APRA and its members” Daniel Johns said. “Songwriting is a really important part of my life so getting this kind of recognition from your Australian peers feels pretty good.”
Past winners of the APRA Song of the Year award have included Missy Higgins for “Scar”, Neil and Tim Finn for “Four Seasons in One Day” and Kasey Chambers for “Not Pretty Enough”. It is Australia’s biggest peer-voted music award with 30,000 APRA members deciding the winner.
While Daniel has written and co-written some classic Australian tunes none have ever been voted APRA Song of The Year. However, he has twice been named APRA Songwriter of the Year (in 1995 with bandmate Ben Gillies and in 2003 for his work on “Diorama”). The Songwriter of the Year Award is chosen by the APRA board. Nominees are not announced in advance for that category – a winner is simply announced on the night of the Awards ceremony.
This most recent acknowledgement by APRA caps off another extraordinary year for Silverchair. After a lengthy hiatus the band returned in 2007 with their fifth consecutive number 1 charting album “Young Modern”. The disc was among the most acclaimed of the group’s career. It went on to be certified triple platinum and swept last year’s ARIA Awards.
The 2008 APRA Music Awards will be held in Sydney on Monday June 16.