Remember Silverchair? If you’re old enough, you probably do, at least vaguely. If you don’t, they were the Australian teenagers who had a couple of extremely cheesy grunge songs that did well on American modern rock radio in the mid ’90s. “There’s no bathroom, and there is no sink / The water from the tap is veeeery…. hard to drink“: That was them! They remained popular in Australia for a much longer time, only going on hiatus in 2011. And now it appears that former Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns has a new project with a fellow Australian: Empire Of The Sun’s Luke Steele.
Reader Chris Brandon points out that the Coachella lineup features a band called Dreams, which is such a generic name that most of us just glazed right over it. But Rolling Stone Australia points out that Steele and Johns have been teasing a project together for a while, and back in August, Johns posted an Instagram photo of himself and Steele back in August, with the caption “early DREAMS.”
Meanwhile, a mysterious website for a band called DREAMS launched recently, playing a 48-second snippet of a squelchy, synthy song called “No One Defeats Us.” And yesterday, Steele posted this on Facebook:
If you’re wondering how this random-ass collaboration ended up on the Coachella lineup, just remember that Coachella is always lousy with Australians, and they always show out for any Australian acts.