Molchat Doma
23rd October 2024

Time: 19:00 - 23:00

Price: £29.50 + BF

Communion ONE Presents
Molchat Doma

14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)

Molchat Doma, founded in 2017 in Minsk, Belarus, now residing in Los Angeles, stands at the intersection of post-punk, new-wave and synth-pop. Dark yet danceable, and with a heavy dose of goth ethos, their music is reminiscent of the masters that predate them, but make no mistake: Molchat Doma creates a sound and meaning that is immediately recognizable as all their own.

The band is comprised of Egor Shkutko, who sings the Russian lyrics in his deep monotone, Roman Komogortsev on guitar, synths, and drum machine, and Pavel Kozlov on bass and synths. The band’s influences include Perestroika-era Russian groups such as Kino, as well as post-punk and synth pop staples like The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Depeche Mode, and the Human League.

Molchat Doma released their first two albums that grew the band’s name through word of mouth. Sophomore album Etazhi (“Floors”) went through numerous pressings in Europe before Sacred Bones signed the band in early 2020. The third album Monument was released in 2020.

Molchat Doma went viral in 2020 garnering over one million views on YouTube and becoming a legitimate phenomenon on Bandcamp. Then the same year a track from their second album, “Судно(БорисРыжий)” (“Bedpan (BorisRyzhy)”), gained viral popularity on TikTok. The song has since appeared in hundreds of thousands of videos on the platform. The song peaked at number two on the Spotify Global Viral 50 chart and number one on the United States Viral 50 chart. While the album Monument charted at number 21 on Billboard 200 and Top Heatseekers.

The band spent most of 2022 and 2023 touring the world (North & South America, UK & Europe, Australia) playing sold out shows at sizeable venues such as Terminal 5 in NYC, Shrine Expo Hall in LA, Kentish Town Forum O2 in London as well as festivals like Coachella, Cruel World and Primavera. They have a worldwide tour schedule planned for end of 2024 into end of 2025.