Lake Malawi are an indie-pop band founded by Albert Černý (lead vocal) and Jeroným Šubrt (bass) in 2013. They represented the Czech Republic at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with "Friend of a Friend" (co-written by Albert) placing 11th in the Grand Final.

On their new album "The Great Video Game Crush" (2022), Lake Malawi collaborated with The 1975 saxophonist John Waugh. He discovered them playing in a small club in Newcastle (UK) and has kept in touch ever since. 

Spotify statistics reveal that more than half of Lake Malawi listeners live outside the Czech Republic. Now, the band would like to build a fanbase in those countries and start playing live there too.


Lake Malawi played over 300 shows in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Israel, Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.

They opened for Thirty Seconds to Mars, The Kooks and Mika in Prague and performed at major festivals like Colours of Ostrava or The Great Escape (UK). Their music is played on major Czech radio stations (Evropa 2, Český rozhlas, Fajn rádio). It is the jingle of Leo Express (a local railway company) and it is widely used in Czech movies (e.g. Ženy v pokušení).

They currently perform live as a five-piece band with David Kandler (guitar), Pavel Plašil (drums) and Jan Uvira (keys).