SILVERCHAIR Frontman To Release First Single From Side-Project

February 5, 2004

THE DISSOCIATIVES, SILVERCHAIR frontman Daniel Johns' collaboration with dance producer/artist Paul Mac, will have their debut single, "Somewhere Down The Barrel", premiered on Australian radio tomorrow morning (Friday, February 6) from 9:00 a.m.

"Somewhere Down The Barrel" will be available in Australian record stores from Monday March 8 and will be followed by the Australian release of THE DISSOCIATIVES' self-titled, self-produced, album around April. Overseas release plans are yet to be finalized.

The single will also be availalbe for streaming from 9:00 a.m. Monday, February 9 from this location.

As previously reported, Johns and Mac spent about two months together last year, with writing and recording stints in London, Sydney and Newcastle.

The first seeds of THE DISSOCIATIVES were sown back in 1997 after Paul remixed SILVERCHAIR's song "Freak". At the time Daniel and his bandmates were enjoying their second multi-platinum album and Paul had already racked up a decade in the vanguard of Australian dance music. In 1998, Paul was asked to add "noises" to SILVERCHAIR's third disc, "Neon Ballroom". Not long after that, he and Daniel began dabbling together in their home studios (the "accidental" results were eventually released as the online EP "I Can't Believe It's Not Rock"). Paul was also an integral part of SILVERCHAIR's acclaimed "Diorama" album — performing piano on six songs and guesting with the band during their ARIA Awards performance in 2002.

The pair's decision to form THE DISSOCIATIVES grew out of all these experiences and the fast friendship that formed as a result.

Both Daniel and Paul definitely see their new band as "more than just a side project".

While they plan to work separately on other projects in late 2004 and 2005, they hope to eventually make more albums as THE DISSOCIATIVES.

"Somewhere Down The Barrel" and "The Dissociatives" will be released in Australia and Southeast Asia by Eleven: a music company through Virgin/EMI.

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