It’s hard not to mention TikTok when talking about the Belarussian post-punk act Molchat Doma – mainly because the combination is so unlikely. But fact remains that the band’s mesmerizing song ’Судно (Sudno)’ was the soundtrack to several hundred thousand of videos on the platform, resulting in an explosive increase in listeners to Molchat Doma and their mixture of dark synth pop, cold wave and the post-punk invented by Joy Division. Before releasing the album ‘Monument’ (2020) – the sequel to the popular ’Этажи’ (2018) – concern was raised that maybe the band got lost in their newfound fame – a concern that proved to be completely unwarranted.  On ‘Monument’ there are no musical bargains, no cheap copies of ’Судно (Sudno)’ and no English language – only Molchat Doma and their uncompromising, gloomy observations from Eastern Europe. Do not miss Molchat Doma at Way Out West!

Molchat Doma will play Way Out West on Saturday Aug 13.

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