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Clearing The Waters With SEB From DARK WATER

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As much as music and finding success in the industry is largely about talent, the occasional bit of good fortune or right place right time ethos certainly helps.

Melbourne synthwave outfit Dark Water discovered this last week when they were announced as national support for Ville Valo on his upcoming Australian shows. The call-up came as a shock to the band, who just two years ago were questioning whether or not they still had the fortitude to pursue a career in music.

“It’s a huge deal. It’s gonna have an impact on how much we can get our music out there.”


Blending mournful synth-pop with sweeping atmospherics and gothic undertones, Dark Water are the perfect choice to supplement the great Ville Valo, with Seb joining HEAVY recently to share his excitement. We start by asking if it has sunk in yet?

“It definitely does not feel real,” he smiled. “I feel like it won’t feel real until we’ve left Melbourne. Because we’ve never actually played outside of Melbourne. It’s a massive deal, we’re stoked. It feels like it just came out of the blue, and we’re very happy about it.”

We ask if he is a bona fide fan of Ville Valo or if he will be discovering more about him on the tour.

“I was a fan of HIM, and I did not know that he started a solo project,” Seb began, “so that was the first news to me which was sick. That was an exciting bit of information.”

In the full interview, Seb talks more about getting the call-up to play the shows, how it feels to be personally selected by Valo himself, what to expect from Dark Water, what this opportunity means to them as a band, a history on the band, their upcoming debut album and more.

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