Glaswegian art rock prodigy Kapil Seshasayee has released the debut LP “A Sacred Bore” through Liverpool based label Loner Noise. The concept album, upbraiding the caste system in India, is out digitally and on CD format on 14th September 2018. The deluxe 12″ vinyl version will see its worldwide release on 14th December, 2018.
“Through noisy clips and dipping in and out of traditional rock and drum machine-aided rawness, A Sacred Bore is tied together by Seshasayee’s wistful, anguished voice.”, notes Rolling Stone India with an advance streaming of “A Sacred Bore” in its full.
“A Sacred Bore is my debut LP and an exploration of caste-based oppression in its many guises, both native and in diaspora. Through a distillation of Carnatic musical heritage, serrated guitar architecture and textural electronic flourishes inspired by the likes of FKA Twigs, I tackle topics such as the alliance of Hindu Nationalism with the alt-right, honour killings and mis-appropriation of activist writings by upper-caste Hindus.”
– Kapil Seshasayee
Kapil Seshasayee is a polymath, and a true original talent, both as a songwriter and as a soundsmith, a one-man combination of Scott Walker, Mark Hollis, Arca and Richard Dawson, creating something wholly unique. Combining Big Black style drum machine beats with Carnatic guitar ornamentations, stunning vocals and a penchant for unorthodox instrumentation such as the aquaphone, Kapil manages to be truly experimental yet still accessible.
A Sacred Bore — a concept album based around India’s caste system — is a piercing examination of the abusive treatment towards lower caste Indians aiming to raise awareness of countless barbaric practices still prevalent among South Asian communities both in India and in diaspora. Having already been featured in noted publications The Quietus & The Guardian, Kapil was recently on air with Bobby Friction on the BBC Asian Network, as a featured BBC Introducing Artist. Building upon the narrative of prior singles The Agitprop, A Sacred Bore, & Caustic Wit, Kapil expands on the issues, from the often-overlooked connections between the American far-right and upper-caste Indians to honour killings committed in diaspora which continue to be under-reported.
A tour is underway in different cities across the UK and Germany to support this album. The ongoing tour will reach Canadian territory in November, 2018
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
09/08 @ Vulture Lounge – Aberdeen, UK
09/14 @ Drop The Dumbulls Gallery – Liverpool, UK
09/15 @ Fuel Cafe – Manchester, UK
09/16 @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar – Brighton, UK
09/17 @ The Old England – Bristol, UK
09/18 @ St James Wine Vaults – Bath, UK
09/19 @ Chunk – Leeds, UK
09/20 @ 1 In 12 Club – Bradford, UK
10/19 @ Cumberland Arms – Newcastle, UK
12/14 @ Leith Depot – Edinburgh, UK
12/15 @ Hug & Pint – Glasgow, UK
09/10 @ Geyger Art Gallery – Berlin, DE
09/11 @ Ostxxx – Leipzig, DE
11/04 @ Baby G – Toronto, CA (19+)
11/05 @ The Casbah – Hamilton, CA
11/06 @ The Rec Room – London, CA
11/07 @ Warehouse – St Catherine’s, CA
11/09 @ Black Squirrel – Ottawa, CA
11/10 @ TBA – Montreal, CA
Kapil has performed across the UK alongside a raft of great and innovative acts such as Raghu Dixit, Damo Suzuki, Victor Villarreal & Future of the Left in addition to festival appearances at this year’s Wrong Festival, Decolonise Fest & Glasgow Mela. He has developed a reputation as an engrossing and engaging live performer, producing his stunning arrangements alone with a variety of instruments and tools at his disposal.