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Akhila & the Alchemists is an audacious experiment in music making across shores. Based jointly in Chennai (Tamilnadu, India) and Columbus (Ohio, United States), the free-floating collective is the brainchild of Akhila Ramnarayan (lyrics, vocals) who brought together Doug Carraway (guitars, bass, drums), Vedanth Bharadwaj (guitars), Praveen Sparsh (percussion), Shreya Devnath (violin), and Paul Jacob (bass) for their first full-length album together, Woe Begone (2021).


The band's subsequent musical efforts are primarily helmed by Ramnarayan and Carraway with creative support and production inputs from Bharadwaj, the three together forming the musical core of the project from the start.

Akhila & the Alchemists are forging the way with The Waves. The haunting imagery of the lyrics is matched by the gorgeous music and a distinctive, distinguished vocal performance.

Prayaag Akbar (Novelist, Writer)

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