The Garage, london
  • Date: Sat 21st October 2023
  • Doors Open: 6:00 pm
  • On Sale: Tickets Open
  • Price: £22.50

Tickets are now available to see Solar Flake at The Garage!


Solar Fake is the synthpop / industrial / indie-electro act of Sven Friedrich (also Zeraphine, formerly Dreadful Shadows).
Founded in 2007, their debut album “Broken Grid” was released in 2008 by “Synthetic Symphony / SPV”.

In the years that followed there were support tours for example with VNV Nation, Project Pitchfork, Peter Heppner, Covenant, and Camouflage, in addition to their own concerts and festival gigs, as well as further releases, such as the “Resigned EP” (2009) and the album “Frontiers” (2011).

The third studio album, “Reasons To Kill” (2013), Solar Fake had their first entry in the official German album charts, all following albums as-well. During their first own headliner tour for this album, there was a line-up change for the live act. Since then, Sven’s former band mate, André Feller (keys, bass; formerly Dreadful Shadows), has been joining Solar Fake onstage.

With the 4th album, “Another Manic Episode” (2015), Solar Fake joined Berlin-based cult label “Out Of Line Music”.

Subsequently, headliner tours and global gigs followed, crowned by participation in “Gothic Meets Klassik” at Gewandhaus, Leipzig. Also a US tour together with Aesthetic Perfection in 2017.
Also in 2017, Solar Fake’s first acoustic tour took place in Germany, as a result of which the acoustic live album “Sedated Live Acoustic”, recorded during their concert in Hamburg, was released that same year.
At the end of 2017, Jens Halbauer (drums; Die Art, Fliehende Stürme) made the live setup, that had been unchanged since then, complete.

In 2018, the 5th studio album, “You Win. Who cares?” (album charts #20), was released, followed by a sold-out tour, many festivals, and lots of concerts globally.
In 2019, their former record label, SPV, released the first 3 albums as a 3CD digipak called “One2Three”. This included the original albums and live recordings.

Chart Info

The highest chart entry ever for the band has been with their current album “Enjoy Dystopia” (2021, album charts #4).

Sven Friedrich has always been Solar Fake’s only songwriter and has produced all albums at his “Rosa Falke” sound studio. On the albums, the multi-instrumentalist plays all instruments by himself, with the exception of the live albums.

During the corona crisis lockdown, the 3 musicians Sven, André & Jens started a humoristic podcast that has been broadcasted (nearly) every week and has become very popular.

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