Folk band KARA release debut album with a Russian influence


Folk quartet KARA, who’s lead singer Daria Kulesh is from Kings Langley, have released their debut album, titled Waters So Deep.

It is described as a ‘whimsical and haunting collection’ of mostly self-penned songs, inspired by Russian folklore and more contemporary themes. Singer-songwriter Daria said: “It takes you on a captivating journey from the quaint towns of Atlantic Canada to the sometimes mean streets of Lille in France, from the mystical Russian north to the far more familiar Isle of Wight.”

Produced by Jason Emberton at Lone Pine Studios in London, the album will be available on iTunes, Amazon and Spofity from July 1.

The band are currently on an album launch tour which concludes at Dacorum Folk Fest at The Old Town Hall in Hemel Hempstead on July 19.

The up-and-coming Hertfordshire band have a unique sound combining original material with Russian and British folk for a rich mix of songs and tunes; with Daria’s charismatic vocal delivery, Kate Rouse’s haunting hammered dulcimer harmonies, Ben Honey’s driving guitar and Gary Holbrook’s soulful accordion. The striking instrumental line-up allows for a wonderful ambient, cogent sound both acoustic or with PA. From haunting mythical lullabies, to foot-stomping Russian dances and distinctive new material, KARA will deliver a spirited and warm performance. Visit or