Silverchair's hometown newspaper, The Newcastle Herald, ran an article in today's edition celebrating 20 years since the release of the band's first hit, "Tomorrow". Enjoy the read.
Daniel's been busy in the studio of late and we're excited to now be able to share what he's been up to with you.
Daniel and Kimbra were invited to perform alongside contemporary composer Van Dyke Parks (The Beach Boys, Ry Cooder, Joanna Newsom, Silverchair) as part of the 2013 Adelaide Festival in March this year.
Check out this short doco of the lead-up to the event on Pedestrian, narrated by Kimbra and shot by Thom Kerr.
'My Mind's Own Melody' has been selected in the 51st New York Film Festival. The final screening of the cinematic modern musical created by Josh Wakely and Daniel Johns will be held at the Lincoln Centre, the NY equivalent of the Opera House, Oct 8 at 1pm. Tickets are available online with further info at http://tiny.cc/qr2l4w
The NYFF is hailed among the top ten film festivals in the world, selecting only 16 short films from several thousand entries each year.
A film by Josh Wakely, original music and lyrics by Daniel Johns, featuring the talents of Golden Globe winner Lisa Gerrard and starring David Lyons, 'My Mind's Own Melody' played to a packed house over the weekend receiving a huge reaction.
Voting has started for triple j's Hottest 100 songs of the last 20 years. Silverchair have featured frequently in the Hottest 100 over the years peaking at #2 with 'Straight Lines' in 2007. If you're casting a vote for Silverchair, we suggest putting in a vote for 'Straight Lines' ... or any of your other favourites as well of course.
You can do it now @ http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100/alltime/20years/ . Happy voting.
Legendary composer/arranger Van Dyke Parks, famous for his orchestrations on records by The Beach Boys, Rufus Wainwright, U2 and Silverchair has been interviewed by Doug Wallen. The interview probes, amongst other things, Van Dyke's current Australia visit, his involvement with Silverchair and his upcoming appearance at the Adelaide Festival.
Van Dyke Parks will perform with Daniel Johns, Kimbra and other guests at the Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide this Friday, March 8.