Silverchair go in to indefinite hibernation after 20 years as a band.
Silverchair go in to indefinite hibernation after 20 years as a band. Supplied

Silverchair in "indefinite hibernation"

AFTER 20 years, five albums and as many style changes, Newcastle’s favourite export, Silverchair has called it quits– for now.

In a statement released on their website the guys have said that after entering the studio to write and record their sixth album it became clear it was no longer fun.

The band has lived by the ideal since their formation, the statement on the website said, “... 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.”

The three guys, Daniel Johns, Ben Gillies and Chris Joannu will continue working on solo projects.

Silverchair played at the first Homebake music festival in 1995 held in Byron Bay, the same year they released their debut album Frogstomp.

To read the full statement check out their website.
 



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