Silverchair is an Australian alternative rock band comprised of lead singer Daniel Johns, Bass guitarist Chris Joannou, and drummer Ben Gillies. They have been highly successful, winning a record 20 [=ARIAs=] (Australian Record Industry Awards). The band first gained notoriety when one of their first songs "Tomorrow", won a local music competition run by television network Creator/{{SBS}} in 1994. In 2003 the band went on [[SeriesHiatus hiatus]], members using the break to record on side projects The Dissociatives, The Mess Hall, and Tambalane. The Wave Aid concerts of 2005 saw the band reunite, and album ''Young Modern'' was released in 2007. Silverchair joined up with fellow Australian Rockers {{Powderfinger}} to play the ''Across the Great Divide'' tour across Australia and New Zealand, which was to increase awareness of the efforts of Reconcilation Australia to reduce the 17-year gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

They broke up in 2011, although it was officially called an "indefinite hibernation".

!!Albums:
* ''Frogstomp'' (1995)
* ''Freak Show'' (1997)
* ''Neon Ballroom'' (1999)
* ''Diorama'' (2002)
* ''Young Modern'' (2007)

!!Silverchair provide examples of:
* AnimatedMusicVideo: Daniel Johns' arthritis precluded him from performing around the time of Diorama's release, and so the video clip to "Luv Your Life" had to be animated so as not to remove the face of the band and confuse fans.
* ArtifactTitle: "Punk Song #2", a ''Freak Show'' outtake that was released as a BSide. There were originally both a "Punk Song #1" and "Punk Song #3", but the other two didn't retain their {{Working Title}}s - "Punk Song #1" became "Lie To Me" while "Punk Song #3" became "Satin Sheets".
* {{Britpop}}: ''Young Modern'' has been described as a "post-Britpop" record.
* BuffySpeak: "Big, big and violent, like a thing that's big and violent."- World Upon Your Shoulders.
* DevelopmentHell: They were recording tracks for a new album in 2009 in a "secret location", however their split in 2011 means that they will probably never see the light of day.
* ImprobableAge: They were 15 when they recorded Frogstomp.
** Any teen with a garage band would no doubt be thinking "how come we don't have a record?" when they read this.
* {{Instrumentals}}: "Madman". They actually did record a version with lyrics, which appeared as one of the bonus tracks on ''[[GreatestHitsAlbum The Best Of, Vol. One]]'', but it was first released as an instrumental on ''Frogstomp'' - the version with lyrics turns out to be an OdeToSobriety.
* MinisculeRocking: "Lie To Me", a one minute and twenty two second SingleStanzaSong ("Gonna be a liar / Lie to me, yeah / Gonna be a while / Lie to me, yeah"). There are also the HardcorePunk {{Cover Version}}s they released as {{B Side}}s - Music/MinorThreat's "Minor Threat" (1:36) and Music/BlackFlag's "Wasted/Fix Me" (1:51, and if they'd performed "Wasted" and "Fix Me" as two separate songs both would have been about a minute long).
* NewSoundAlbum: Someone listening to ''Frogstomp'' and then ''Diorama'' would be forgiven for thinking it's two completely different bands. ''Frogstomp'' was released when the band was in their mid-teenage years at the height of TheNineties {{Grunge}} revolution. Their 4th album ''Diorama'' somewhat defies classification but it's a [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly soft contemporary adult easy listening piano based sound]] far far removed from their origins.
* NoTitle: "Untitled", though the official title ''is'' "Untitled": That's how it's listed on the ''[[{{Film/Godzilla1998}} Godzilla]]'' soundtrack album anyway.
* ProtestSong: "Anthem For the Year 2000" dissed populist politician Pauline Hanson for her authoritarian stance on youth policy. "Pure Massacre" is about how WarIsHell. "Spawn" (and its [[RearrangeTheSong rearranged]] version, "Spawn Again") is a somewhat [[WordSaladLyrics word salad-y]] statement against factory farming and general cruelty to animals.
* SanitySlippageSong: "If You Keep Losing Sleep". Actually, ''Diorama'' and ''Young Modern'' were full of these due to Daniel Johns' CreatorBreakdown.
* ShoutOut: The band name is a [[TheChroniclesOfNarnia Narnia]] reference, to - you guessed it - ''TheSilverChair'' specifically. Early on, they claimed it had something to do with hastily writing down the titles of Music/{{Nirvana}}'s "Sliver" and You Am I's "Berlin Chair" as "Silver Chair", but later they confirmed that it came from the novel. It's unknown as to why they had made the other story up in the first place, but perhaps they just thought the real origin of their name didn't seem to mesh with their PostGrunge sound at the time.