Back in 1995, three fourteen-year-olds from Australia got together, rocked their asses off, won a competition, and were signed by a record label. Shortly after, their first album “Frogstomp” was released and it made them famous.
Frogstomp was pushed to the top of the charts internationally by the hit song “Tomorrow.”
Yeah, those guys are 14. Well, they were there. They rocked for quite a while and put out some more albums that all did pretty well. They also won a bunch of awards for their stuff. So, now in 2017, just what the cornhole are they up to?
Turns out they’re broken up. They put it lightly as “indefinite hiatus.” That was back in 2011. Since then they’ve done some solo stuff, mostly the singer guy, Daniel Johns, who released an album in 2015 called “Talk.” Apparently it’s not what you’d expect.
Gone are the big guitars and roaring rock vocals; in their place, urban beats and aching falsetto croons. Dollops of lush R’n’B are laced with cruisy electro flavours and some dark glitchy bedroom production touches to create a stylish take on modern soul.
So that’s what Johns is up to. The drummer, Ben Gillies, formed a band in 2012 called Bento and they have an album out. His wife is a psychic and she’s on the Australian show The Real Housewives Of Melbourne.
Bass player Chris Joannou has done a bunch of stuff outside of music. He’s currently co-founder and co-owner of the Beer company Lovells Lager, and is also one of four businessmen who opened a bar in Australia back in 2013.
As far as Silverchair getting together and playing again one day, that’s why they went on that “hiatus.” It is possible that they’ll do a reunion here or there one day, and they may even release a new album as well. Before their hiatus they had been working on new material which could be used for the new album.