The Dissociatives Biography
This Australian Alternative-Rock act was conceived by singer+guitarist Daniel Johns and keyboardist+synth programmer Paul Mac.
The pair first met when Mac remixed "Freak" by Johns' multi-platinum
band, Silverchair, in 1997. Over the
years that followed, Mac contributed keyboards and other noises to Silverchair's
"Neon Ballroom"and "Diorama" albums; he also guested
onstage with the band a couple of times.
Through these creative experiences the guys became friends, this led them to create an experimental EP called "I Can't Believe It's Not Rock" in 2000.
In mid-2003 the two got together to write and record "The Dissociatives"; they elected to produce the disc themselves; all the music was written jointly with Johns subsequently penning the words and melodies. They recorded the basic tracks in London then a few months later they regrouped in Sydney and Newcastle to finish it off; the duo's self-titled debut album was fianally released in April of 2004, it included two singles, "Somewhere Down The Barrel" and "Young Man, Old Man (You Ain't Better Than The Rest)".