It was early in the newborn millenium, and after the mainstream success of bands like Green Day and Blink-182, pop punk bands came crawling out the drains everywhere. Rufio was among those bands, but their sound really set them apart (and ablaze).
The 90s spawned a generation of bands that, without any clear common markers between them, created a new genre altogether. Someone, possibly out of sheer laziness, decided to call it Alternative Rock. Boy, did this explode.
Silverchair is one of those bands that, until they appear on shuffle, live mostly in the back of our minds. Still, back in the early naughts, they were one of the biggest names in rock and roll.