Waves under Water is a Swedish darkwave/electro band formed in October 2007 by the singer Angelica Segerbäck and the composer Johan Svärdshammar. The band has a romantic image which flirts with goth, steampunk and new romantic.
The band recorded their first two songs "Winter Garden" and "My Cup" in 2007 on the first day, under the temporary name Hopscotch. Soon they changed their name to Waves under Water and in May 2008 they released their first demo titled Winter Garden. Their debut album Serpents and the Tree was released in October 2009 on their own label Calorique Records together with Danse Macabre. The album entered at number 8 in the Deutsche Alternative Charts. The main theme of the album is norse pagan myths and the drama between winter and summer, and the album title refers to the tree Yggdrasil.
Apart from the founders Angelica Segerbäck and Johan Svärdshammar, there are two live members, Rickard Kretschmer on drum pads and Ursula Ewrelius on synth. On stage, the band uses different kinds of instruments like synths, guitars, drum pads, cello, glockenspiel and a bass played with a sickle.
Segerbäck and Svärdshammar also have the side project LinaLaukaR.