Lake Malawi

Brilliant WOW! - BBC London Simon Lederman

Lake Malawi is a new band led by a two-time MTV Award Winner and two-time MTV Award Nominee Albert Cerny. Having opened for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, gained support from The Guardian and VICE Magazine, performed at the Great Escape Festival and being promoted by Coldplay.com, Albert is planning a busy and bright future with Lake Malawi. Produced by Charlie Russell and Brad Spence (Alt-j, Radiohead, Kasabian, Coldplay, Beady Eye), the upcoming debut single Always June enhances the genre of modern indie pop rock with its existence. The sonic explosion of the tumbling groove catches one’s ear from the word “go”.

The track’s intro is strong, straight to the point and filled with catchy vocal lines. The overall production sounds like a new-millennium vibe lightly tainted with a retro undertone. With a hint of Phoenix, Passion Pit and The Rapture, Always June feels hyper, energetic and explosive. It is an upbeat outbreak of jangling hooks and swooning guitar riffs over which Albert sings every line with a content conviction whilst smuggling this kind of heart-on-sleeve honesty into the song. The nostalgic undertone of the lyrics comfortably sits within the up-beat arrangement and makes for an interesting blend of dynamic vitality and pure melancholy.

Always June is refreshing, insatiable and exhilarating, and will bring feelings of a warm summer afternoon to help overcome these endless, cold winter nights. It will be available everywhere for sale and download on 23/03/2014.

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