Silverchair have signed a new record deal with Sony Music Entertainment that finally brings their entire discography under the label’s banner, including 2007’s Young Modern and 2002’s Diorama.
Daniel Johns was upset with a 2000 greatest hits album, leading to a split at the time, but he is happy to be back with the label.
“It’s great to have the catalogue all under one roof at Sony Music, back where it all began for Silverchair,” he said in a statement.
Ben Gillies said: “We’re so proud of these albums and know that Denis and the team at Sony Music, as they always have, will treat our catalogue with love and respect. It just feels right.”
Chris Joannou chimed in, “We’re pumped to have all the Silverchair albums with Sony Music Australia where everything started for us 25-plus years ago. What a wild ride it’s been.”
Sony Music Entertainment’s chairman and CEO for Australia and New Zealand, Denis Handlin said the band’s legendary songs will have staying power forever.
“26 years ago, three young boys from Newcastle burst on the scene with amazing music that captured the world. I am so delighted to have the band’s complete catalogue with Sony Music. We are really looking forward to some exciting opportunities in the years ahead.”
Silverchair fans on the band’s Facebook groups are hoping that the band will now reunite, as this is the first time they have united for anything since going on hiatus in 2011 and abandoning their then in the works new album.