Deep Dark Cave
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Deep Dark Cave

Winnipeg, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | AFM

Winnipeg, Canada | AFM
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Rock Indie




"Review: Park Theatre (Winnipeg, MB)"

Deep Dark Cave’s set started with a yell from singer (and technical producer) Jeremy Koz that seemed to go on forever and never lost pitch. I flooded my notebook with stars. I love when bands establish that they have a fantastic singer early in the set, that’s so smart.

Their set featured photos and old video to enhance the stories of their songs. It was a bit distracting at times and stalled the momentum slightly as Jeremy went from one file to another, but I think it was a good idea because it gave their music a feeling of grandness.

I loved their energy, bassist Darren Dujlovic and guitarist Marc Jaworski rarely stopped moving, and once Jeremy got into it, the three of them were VERY entertaining.

The music was also great. They started out really rockin’ and gradually became a bit more danceable and summery, but they never lost that rock edge, which I loved.

I was surprised how well Joey Moore integrated the keyboard into the tunes. Sometimes the keys can sound like a separate instrument (which is fine), but Joey played in a way that made them sound totally seamless.

All in all, great set, loved it. So glad I saw them live and I’d definitely see them again. - Ticketmomster


Indie rockers working on the live show and aiming Higher

JANUARY 14, 2016

Five-piece indie rock outfit Deep Dark Cave may be a fresh name in Winnipeg’s music scene, but its members are far from inexperienced.

Singer Jeremy Koz and guitarist Mark Jaworski, the band’s main songwriters, have been performing together in renowned alt-rock group Floor Thirteen since 2004. While on a break after a bout of significant achievements, including overseas shows and their music popping up on The Strombo Show, the pair decided to pursue a more meaningful project – and thus Deep Dark Cave was born.

“(Floor Thirteen) was very high-energy, in-your-face rock,” Koz says. “That was so fun, but with this one we’re trying to get something that speaks to the heart a little more. This band is… talking about things that are actually relevant in people’s lives, serious subjects that people do relate to.”

For example, the band’s lead single ‘Higher’ is “about the idea that we all have a chance to turn things around - to make changes before we leave this world,” Koz says.

The band is rounded out by Darren Dujlovic on bass, Chris Sitarz on drums and Joey Moore on keys. All three are veterans of Winnipeg’s underground music scene, having performed with a number of metal, rock and hip-hop outfits.These musicians’ talents also extend beyond performance - Deep Dark Cave’s demo was recorded at Sitarz’ home studio and mixed by Moore’s company Haddonfield Productions (under which he also produces scores for TV and film).

Koz expresses appreciation for each musician’s dedication and work ethic, noting that it allows for a high level of professionalism throughout the rehearsal and recording process.

“The guys like the pace that we work at… it’s quick and efficient,” he says.

“This was the band we were looking for, we just didn’t know that we’d get exactly what we wanted and far exceed that.”

The band hasn’t played many gigs in its first year, but Koz clarifies that it was a conscious decision.

“(2015) was a lot of writing,” he says. “We didn’t want to rush it… we played small gigs when it was necessary to see how these songs sound live, how they feel live, to figure out what kind of tweaks needed to happen.”

With that process well underway, Koz is confident about showcasing the band’s music at the Uniter Fiver. He is especially delighted that the show is at The Good Will, noting that the venue is large enough to host the band’s visual accompaniment, which consists of clips from old movies curated for each song.

Moreover, he sees the showcase as an opportunity to build a steady fan base ahead of the band’s EP release (scheduled for April) and applications for summer festivals such as Canadian Music Week and North By Northeast. Deep Dark Cave’s single “Higher” is currently Manitoba Music’s Song of the Week.

While their name may invoke a sort of melancholy, Koz connects it to his and Jaworski’s vision for the group, which is anything but dour.

“We’re going to talk about subjects that matter, but we’re not trying to depress anybody,” he explains. “We try to bring a certain positivity to it… we always want to bring a light to the deep dark cave, you know?” - The Uniter


The White Light (2019)
The White Light is the debut full length album by Canadian rock band Deep Dark Cave, released in Canada and the US on October 12, 2019.

Tracks 1-6 and 11 recorded at Private Ear Recording Studios in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Produced by John Paul Peters. Tracks 7-10 recorded at Esoteric Studios and  Haddonfield Productions. Produced by Joey Moore.

Track Listing:
Falling Over
Sex 'n Bones
Goodbye Summer
Crown of Love
Ten More Minutes
Only You
Don't Go
Sound of Your Skin
Goodbye Summer (Extended Summer Mix)



Deep Dark Cave goes beyond what we can physically and emotionally express. Deep Dark Cave’s live show is an electrifying and magnetic performance that leaves you changed. Their debut album "The White Light" is a perfect blend of harmonics, textures and effects where no instrument out powers the other. Deep Dark Cave is an indie rock visual experience with high energy players that are no strangers to the music industry. The story of their songs is told through their lyrics combined with impactful onstage visuals and pixel mapping. Whether it’s visuals from the 50s, 60s and 70s or something taken on iPhone one thing thing is certain, it will resonate in today’s world and spark a fire inside you. Created by five musicians with strong creative input and desire, Deep Dark Cave was chosen as one of the top five up and coming bands in 2016 in the annual Uniter Fiver. Their style has been compared to Kings of Leon, A Silent Film, Atlas Genius and The Killers to name a few. 

It’s time to get lost in the Deep Dark Cave.

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