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Silverchair go into “indefinite hibernation”

By | Published on Thursday 26 May 2011


If you didn’t realise Silverchair were still together, well they were. But now they’re not. Yesterday the band announced that they are going into “indefinite hibernation”, taking time off from each other “until it feels right again”.

In a lengthy statement posted on the band’s website, they said: “We formed Silverchair nearly 20 years ago when we were just twelve years old. Today we stand by the same rules now as we did back then … 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”.

They went on to explain that they had begun work on a new album in 2009, but while sessions initially went well, by 2010 “it became clear to us that we were moving in different directions”. They added: “Despite our best efforts over the last year or so, it’s become increasingly clear that the spark simply isn’t there between the three of us at the moment”.

Read the statement in full here.