Occupying a space somewhere between the avant-garde and progressive alternative rock, Kapil Seshasayee is carving a name for himself in the air around him, emitting sound waves that dominate the low end and pierce the high. Kapil Seshasayee is one man, surrounding himself in a cocoon of noise that’s both exhilarating to hear and fascinating to watch.
His forthcoming Crimes EP, ponders the nature of religion and asks those who listen if they are following a tradition for ethical reasons or because they’re so desperate for a place in paradise, they’re willing to get there by any means possible.
It’s a weighty theme made even heavier by Kapil’s growling, distorted guitar backed up by intense drum loops as well as improvised percussion which brings to mind the later work of Scott Walker as well as the distinctive sound of Big Black and Fuck Buttons. It’s an intense experience that’s not to be taken lightly, but will enlighten those who decide to venture into the sonic wilderness.
From Glasgow, Kapil Seshasayee has created something more complex than the average singer songwriter. He’s supported the likes of Dead Rider, Screaming Females and Alright The Captain, and will be heading out on two UK tours before the end of the year, one supporting this EP and the following supporting his forthcoming single, Brazen.
He is one man, not many as is often assumed, making the loudest noise he can onstage and on record.
Kapil Seshasayee releases Crimes EP is released via An Automaton Records on 7th August 2015.