Black Maloka are a four-piece from Kyiv, Ukraine. They were originally formed in 2012 by astrophysicist Serge and visual artist Artem (who is better known by his alias Kaffelman).
Black Maloka are certainly one of the best and most internationally minded emerging music groups in Ukraine. The band’s sound is based on a contrast between vivid, upbeat guitar riffs reminiscent of English sixties Garage Rock on the one hand, and socially critical lyrics full of irony and sarcasm on the other. The band's musical idiom is used to convey simple, clear messages that appeal both to people at home and abroad.