Lake Malawi are an indie-pop band founded by Albert Černý in 2013. The name was inspired by a Bon Iver song. Since the beginning, the band wanted to make it outside of their home country Czech Republic. Currently, Lake Malawi applied to play at Eurovision 2019 with their new single "Friend Of A Friend".
The band consists of Albert Černý (lead vocal, guitar), Jeroným Šubrt (bass and keys) and Antonín Hrabal (drums) and Pavel Palát (guitars). Albert was born in the Czech steel-making town Třinec on the Slovak / Polish border. He writes the music and lyrics of Lake Malawi songs (as in his previous band Charlie Straight). He received four Czech Music Academy Awards “Anděl”, two “Slavík” awards and an MTV award for his work.
Lake Malawi opened for Thirty Seconds to Mars in Prague in 2014. They performed at The Great Escape festival in 2015 and released the EP "We Are Making Love Again" with the single Chinese Trees winning the new music Audition Poll on Amazing Radio. Lake Malawi later caught the attention of both The Kook's and Mika's managers which secured them a support slot at their Prague arena shows.
Lake Malawi released their full-length debut album "Surrounded By Light" in 2017. The critically acclaimed record includes the singles Paris, Prague (In The City), Bottom of the Jungle and Surrounded By Light. They have played over 300 gigs in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Austria and Britain.