When Australian rock trio Silverchair hit the scene in 1995, the rock press fixated on the fact that each member was just 15 years old. The band nonetheless proved quite capable of producing a noise in the tradition of their obvious influences Pearl Jam and Nirvana. Capitalizing on the 1990s alt-rock revolution, Silverchair secured opening slots with Hole and Ministry, and saw their 1995 debut FROGSTOMP achieve double platinum status. The follow-up, FREAK SHOW, displayed a more generic hard rock style, however, and became a prime target of the anti-grunge backlash. Silverchair cut the excellent DIORAMA in 2002, and following a five-year hiatus they released the comeback set YOUNG MODERN, which debuted at the top of the Australian charts, proving the band was far from a trend-riding flash in the pan.