Silverchair named themselves after a YOU
AM I song.
But this relation may lead onto the wrong
track: This ain't music about youth angst, this is music
If I remember it correctly, the last time
the Australians have been on a tour throughout Germany must
have been in 1997, when they were supporting Wilco.
I got so blown away by their concert then
that I immediately got hold on their record (Hourly, Daily)
Four years later, the quartet around singer/guitarist
Tim Rogers are releasing their fifth record for a new label,
Not too much has changed, really: Still
solid, proper songwriting with structures well known from
down under bands. Straight, without superfluous pathos or
fiddling around. YOU AM I take what they want from rock
history - and they do it in a good, routined way - you can
feel that this band is existing for quite some time (since
Another good point of this record is that
in certain moments the moods Tim Rogers creates with his
melancholic way of singing, YOU AM I are reminiscent of
the Scottish Group Del Amitri.
Which is no bad comparison at all: This
is good ol' rock music with an alternative touch.
I bet that it will not do too much for
people under 20, who may find it even boring, maybe - but
I don't think that this would be the taget-group YOU AM
I are aiming at. All these people have their Silverchair
Thanks to Frehn for the english translation