BlackWaters "couldn't stop singing" The Libertines songs when they first met Carl Barat.
The 'Long Way To The Sun' rockers have worked in the studio with the indie rock legend - who will be taking them on tour with the 'Can't Stand Me Now' hitmakers in December - and while they're used to calling him a friend, it was a little surreal at the beginning.
Asked if they ever imagined the life they're living, the band exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "We wouldn't have done the band if we couldn't see it, that's what we aim for.
"It's not enough though, we want more - but once you do things, it really puts it into perspective. Obviously we hoped it would happen, but it never really sinks in.
"Especially when we started working with Carl, meeting people that we used to - not idolise, but really respect. When we first met him, we couldn't stop singing Libs songs.
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"Now, it's just like, 'y'alright mate, how's it going?' It's only when you're out with a pal getting p***ed on a Friday night and you're like,'Oh I did do that!' "
Now, the quartet - made up of frontman Max Tanner, guitarist Dave Carpenter, bassist Ollie Franklin and drummer James Watkins - are looking ahead to the rest of the year, with more releases on the horizon.
The band admitted they were going to take some time to figure out what to do with the new material, but they plan to bring out another single before the end of the year.
They added: "We've just come out of the studio actually, we've recorded a bunch of tracks. We're not sure exactly what we'll do with them yet, but there's definitely a new release. Over the next year, there'll be plenty of new material."