Molchat Doma for Freddy Perry Subculture
Molchat Doma is a Belarusian dark wave/post-punk band from Minsk, formed in 2017. The band's name Molchat Doma (translated as “Houses Are Silent”). Molchat Doma’s Russian-language lyrics are rarely overtly political—they focus more on sadness, relationships, and observations of everyday life while Aleksandr Lukashenko, aka “Europe’s last dictator,” is waging a war against the citizens of Belarus, beating and torturing peaceful protestors fighting for their right to honest, transparent elections. Molchat Doma recall the tradition of 80s Iron Curtain rock bands, who united people across political and geographical lines by offering hope, escape, and a form of civil disobedience you could dance to. Molchat Doma have used their new acclaim to raise funds for the Belarus Solidarity Foundation. This organization directly benefits victims of repression and injustice from Lukashenko’s forces.