PRESS KIT - EPITAPH ALBUM
BIO / ABOUT ALBUM
Asha McCarthy is a multi faceted cellist/singer, a performer in North Indian classical, western classical, and folk music. Asha has performed internationally at venues as diverse as Glastonbury festival, India Habitat Centre, Royal Festival Hall. Her song "Apart Together" was featured on ITV, and she has collaborated on performances and recordings with artists such as Kuljit Bhamra, Jahnavi Harrison.
Asha's music draws from the diverse musical heritages she's grateful to have received.
The debut album 'Epitaph' is an honest yet hopeful collection of lullabies and songs inspired by experiences of postnatal mental health challenges. Asha hopes it will reach anyone who is struggling, and bring hope and solidarity to the hardest moments in life.
Most of the instruments were played by Asha, who also recorded, mixed and produced the album herself, with additional mixing and mastering by Lukas Drinkwater it at Polyphonic recording. Epitaph also features the bass playing of Misha Mullov-Abbado.
Tracks from the album have been featured on BBC Introducing Mixtape, BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing in the west, and "Love Surrounds You" was featured on "Fresh Faves" on Fresh on The Net and as the 'Vanishing Point' track on Exile FM.
"A shining beacon of an album" - Pennyblack Music
"Some of the most beguiling music you'll hear this year" - Shire Folk
"Beautifully crafted." - Folking
"Her clear, beautiful voice brings both a folkiness and a breathtaking dexterity. The ensuing vocal harmonies are butterflies-inducing... Altogether it is a stunning cocktail of ideas and influences and she delivers it with delicate virtuosity and expertise." - Fresh On The Net
"Every element of this album is lovingly crafted and delivered with instinctive expressiveness and quality. A genuine thing of beauty". - Trust The Doc
"On this beautiful track, you can hear the artist’s diverse musical influences and natural charm. The song has a gorgeous, captivating atmosphere and shows a great musicianship and a lot of heart". - Tonic Grain