Kapil Seshasayee is a protest musician, guitarist and visual artist from Glasgow, Scotland. His work fuses Contemporary R&B, Indian Classical and Experimental Rock music.
Singles released from his new LP “Laal” have featured at Rolling Stone India, BBC Radio4, Bandcamp, The Quietus, The Hindu, BBC Radio6 Music, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Asian Network. Laal is a concept album about the influence of Bollywood and Indian cinema – platforming conversations around censorship, nationalism and caste which aren’t discussed often in mainstream media circles. Kapil also hopes to celebrate unsung heroes of the Indian film industry with singles from the album such as the director of queer film “The Pink Mirror” – Sridhar Rangayan.
Kapil has showcased songs from Laal across SXSW, Wide Days, Canadian Music Week, UEFA EURO 2020, ILMC, Unconvention Manchester, WOMEX and innovative South Asian festival Dialled in.
Kapil has amassed a number of high profile collaborations and commissions including a rework of a Ravi Shankar composition to commemorate his 100th birthday for BBC Asian Network, a collaborative single with Rap legend LIL B and an interpretation of songs by Ivor Cutler for a performance in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall alongside members of Mogwai and Belle & Sebastian.