Review of Lake Malawi’s ‘Young Blood’
There is something that feels very retro about the new single from Lake Malawi. It starts with a slow acoustic slowly but quickly pumps up the energy into a great stomping Indie track. The energy keeps the track rocking. If you enjoy good Indie music and have not yet discovered this band then you wont be disappointed.
From their new EP ‘We Are Making Love Again‘ released on 25th May this is a great track.
When Lake Malawi front man Albert Černý first heard Calgary by Bon Iver, he knew what the name of his new band had to be. It had to be a lake… With his previous act Charlie Straight, the MTV-award winning singer played The Great Escape 2013, supported Red Hot Chilli Peppers and appeared on Coldplay.com. Lake Malawi are his new indie-pop outfit dividing their time between North London and Prague consisting of Patrick Karpentski (guitars, bass), Pavel Pilch (drums) and Jeroným Šubrt (bass, keys, guitars). Lake Malawi formed in September 2013, did a live session for BBC London in November and opened for Thirty Seconds to Mars the following year.
Want to try another track from the band? Try ‘Aubrey‘ – again something you feel is familiar (to me both tracks have an influence from Sir Paul McCartney buried deep in their DNA).
Citing Phoenix, The Police, Bon Iver and Coldplay as main influences, Lake Malawi have now released their debut EP with Matt Lawrence (Foals, Vaccines, Amy Winehouse) and Mo Hausler (Bat for Lashes, Everything Everything, Dog Is Dead).
They’ve released new material and their latest single Young Blood, have just got back a chain of UK dates, and they’re working on their new album now. They’ve already been supported by the likes of 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, BBC London and Amazing Radio.