Silverchair split up to go into ‘indefinite hibernation’

Australian three-piece call it a day after 20 years in the business

Silverchair have split up and gone into what they have described as an “indefinite hibernation”.

The Australian three-piece formed 20 years ago, and announced their spilt on earlier this morning (May 25).

A statement from the band reads: “If the band stops being fun and if it’s no longer fulfilling creatively, then we need to stop. Therefore after much soul searching we wanted to let you know that we’re putting Silverchair into ‘indefinite hibernation’ and we’ve decided to each do our own thing for the foreseeable future.”


“This means that Silverchair won’t be making music together or 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. We want to thank you for all your support in good times and bad. You’ve put up with our long breaks between albums, our constantly changing musical styles and lots more. The unbelievable loyalty we’ve been shown by you our audience, and our friends, has never gone unnoticed or unappreciated.”

Silverchair featured singer/guitarist Daniel Johns, bassist Chris Joannou and drummer Ben Gillies. Their debut album ‘Frogstomp’ was released in 1995 when Johns was 16. Their most recent release was 2007’s ‘Young Modern’.