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"We formed Silverchair nearly 20 years ago when we were just 12 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.

We assure you that this decision has not been taken lightly. In fact we've been struggling with it for quite a while now.

Back in 2009 we went into the studio to start work on a record. Initially things were going well and as a result we did some shows in 2010 to maintain creative momentum. However, over the months that followed in the studio it became clear to us that we were moving in different directions. 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.

As a result we've decided to put the band into 'a deep sleep' while we all do other things that we find more inspiring right now. 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 understand some of you may be disappointed by this news but we really see it as a liberating and positive step for us at this point in our lives.

We also want to make it really clear that this decision has been made with the best possible intentions. We've always tried our hearts out to make the best music we could possibly make at the time - regardless of commercial consequences.

The three of us still truly care about each other. At the moment Ben’s busy in the studio recording his own music, Chris is working on various business, musical and charitable ventures while Daniel is creating a film soundtrack and working on other musical projects. We hope you'll continue to take an interest in our individual work over the years ahead.

In closing we'd like to acknowledge all the people 'behind the scenes' who've helped us keep this train on the tracks since we first started playing in a garage. There are too many to name but they know who they are and we truly appreciate all their love and hard work.

Above all though 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. That’s why we wanted to tell you first.

With Sincere Thanks For Your Understanding.

Sweet Dreams.

Daniel, Ben and Chris"

I am broken. My heart shattered into a million little pieces.
Silverchair is my favourite band in the whole wide world, I love them more than Papa Roach and the Beatles together.
I know, I know.. it's not an official split-up (like Ben specifically said on Twitter).. but it definitely feels like one and to be honest, I don't think they'll ever wake up from this "indefinite hibernation".

It sucks. Big time.
Eventhough I totally understand it, it still sucks.

Their music has been my lifesaver.
I can not even try to put down in words how much they mean to me.
I am very thankful for all the beautiful, great music and moments they have given me.

What is she talking about?!:


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May. 25th, 2011 03:14 pm (UTC)
Ah seriously? Man, I grew up with these guys (literally XD I remember hearing them at the cd shop when i was a little kid).

That sucks pretty hard. God damn it Australia! Get it together come on XD hahah. (I mean, I totally respect their reasons but seriously everything that is okay in Australia always seems to end. THIS COUNTRY. XD).
May. 31st, 2011 11:39 am (UTC)
Ha yeah, I think most Aussies grew up with their music. I only got to know them when I was 13..

May. 26th, 2011 03:34 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry bb :( I know how hard it is when bands break up or take "breaks"

Though, they could be like the Eagles and surprise the hell out of you :)
May. 31st, 2011 11:39 am (UTC)

Haha yeah, I really hope so!
May. 26th, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC)
I feel the exact same way :(
May. 31st, 2011 11:39 am (UTC)
May. 27th, 2011 10:50 am (UTC)
Sad :(
maar wees blij dat alle mooie muziek die ze gemaakt hebben blijft bestaan :)
May. 31st, 2011 11:39 am (UTC)
ja :(
dat wel ja, gelukkig
May. 29th, 2011 10:45 pm (UTC)
Aww *hugs*
It's always really sad when your favourite band breaks up/goes on hiatus.
At least you'll still have all the memories!
May. 31st, 2011 11:40 am (UTC)
Thanks *hugs back*

Yes, the memories will forever be precious
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