For those who may be new to your music, how best would you describe your sound?

Kapil Seshasayee

Kapil Seshasayee

Mathy. Industrial. Noiserock. Dissonant backdrops. Shifting meters. Entirely clean vocals.

What challenges have you faced in the music industry so far?

There were challenges at the start mostly, as it's hard to compete with a band with a real drummer when you're a man with a pile of electronics, but people have gradually warmed to it and touring's gotten a lot easier as of late.

How difficult would you say this career path is in terms of making a name for yourself?

A steep vertical climb. I'd have it no other way, though.

How important is it for you to have creative control over the work you produce?

Considering it's just me, it's paramount.

Where do you draw influence and inspiration from for your work?

Scott Walker, Steely Dan and Einstürzende Neubauten mostly.

If you could collaborate with anybody going forward, who would you choose and why?

John Martyn. I'd play as little as possible probably.

Tell us a random, funny fact about you that not many people know.

As part of my onstage percussion arsenal, I have a metal pole I'm striking in poly-rhythms throughout. In a bid to diffuse the sheer pretentiousness of the aforementioned kit - I used to have a running skit about "poles coming into our country and stealing jobs from good British drum kits, but I made this joke on one occasion having not set the pole up for the set I happened to be playing so the audience is likely to have walked away assuming I was merely a massive racist.

Do you have definitive aims or goals for your career?

None that stretch past the next record! You'll have to wait for it to hear what they are however...

Where do you hope to be this time next year?

On tour. Somewhere farther afield.

What should we expect from you in the coming weeks and months?

A single out in October and a new record in the new year. Loads of tours in between though.

Kapil's EP 'Crimes' is out now via An Automaton Records.

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