Dark Helsinki is back in action, bringing Gothic music treasures to Helsinki. It’s been a while since their last show, but fear not, this time they’re bringing German Solar Fake to town for a show, as well as a special pre-show event! Today we have Sven Friedrich to tell you about the band!
1. First off, tell us a bit about yourselves?
Well, we’re an electro project from Berlin, and just released our 5th studio album, You win. Who cares? Our debut album was released 10 years ago. We’ve played a lot of gigs, headlining shows, festivals, and supporting tours all over the world. I actually played in rock bands before, Zeraphine and Dreadful Shadows, but I think I’ve found the perfect way to express myself in Solar Fake.
2. For anyone who hasn’t heard your music before, can tell us a little bit about your sound?
That’s always hard to say… It’s electronic music with vocals, we have some synthpop influences and some industrial influences. We try not to be boring – I don’t like albums where all songs sound the same, so I try to find a good balance between softer and harder electro…
3. Have you played any shows in Finland before this one? If so, what’s your best/worst memory?
It’s actually our 3rd show in Helsinki and we only have perfect memories. It’s always great to play in this beautiful city, and of course it’s fun to play electro in the capitol of rock, haha.
4. What do you think is going to be the highlight of the upcoming show?
Well, we actually have 2 shows on this day. There will be a pre-party with a short concert of cover versions and rarities, which will definitely be a highlight. Plus, people can ask us questions and have their stuff signed. And the regular show will be a nice mix of new and older songs; of course the focus will be on the last two albums, which were the most sucessful anyway.
5. Do you have any last words for potential viewers about the upcoming shows?
I’m very much looking forward to the gig and I hope many people will join us for a phantastic party!
Check out the music video for “Sick of You” here: