Silverchair are one of the most acclaimed and successful bands in Australian music history. The group's members were all born in 1979 in the Newcastle surf suburb of Merewether. Singer/guitarist Daniel Johns and drummer Ben Gillies started making music together at primary school and schoolmate Chris Joannou later joined on bass. They got their big break in mid-1994 when they won a national demo competition conducted by SBS TV show "Nomad" and Triple J.
Silverchair toured extensively in support of their albums, propelling it to even stronger worldwide sales. The band toured Europe and the U.S. throughout 1999 including appearances on leading festivals such as Reading and Bizarrefest. Silverchair's one and only gig in 2000 was a sold out appearance at Australia's Falls Festival on New Years Eve. From March to June of 2003 Silverchair finally got to play the album live. Their "Across The Night" tour sold out around their homeland in minutes and was the largest of their career. The band also played multiple sold out shows in South America, the U.S, Canada and the U.K.
"It took me a long time to realize that the sound Ben, Chris and I make when we play my songs is something special", says the Silverchair frontman. "I've been thinking a lot since we finished the album about were this fits into the other stuff we've done. The way I see it the first album was naivety, the second one was anger, the third one was depression and the last one was escapism. Young Modern is all about acceptance. It's about embracing who we are as band and just really enjoying ourselves because that's all that really matters. Hopefully listening to this album will make other people feel what we feel when we play these songs together because I've finally figured out that that's a very special feeling."