Having spent most of 2004 writing, Capdown are back with their first full UK tour in almost a year to spread Yuletide cheer with their ferociously incredible live performances. Capdown's roots lie in hardcore punk and ska, but they’re as happy dipping into rock, dub and drum n bass. Always energy-packed and anthemic, their sound is a powerful mix of Fugazi’s taut, tight, rhythmic hardcore; The Ruts’ dirty dub-influenced punk; Madness’s infectious, dancehall-crazy ska and the mosh-friendly insanity of System Of A Down. They also share the strong political standpoints of these bands.
New material from the band dubbed “the best ragga thrash radicals since Bad Brains” by NME will be available in the new year. Capdown's two independently released albums to date, 'Civil Disobedients' (recently featured as one of Kerrang's five essential ska-punk albums) and 'Pound For The Sound' have sold well in excess of 30,000 copies. Last year's 'New Revolutionaries' and 'Act Your Rage' singles are still staples on Radio One's 'The Lock Up' and Jake from the band has been a regular contributor to the show.
Sun Dec 05 Edinburgh The Venue £7.50 0131 220 3234
Mon Dec 06 Aberdeen Moshulu £7.50 01224 642 662
Tue Dec 07 Leeds The Cockpit £7.50 0113 244 4600
Wed Dec 08 Leicester Charlotte £7.50 0116 2553956
Thu Dec 09 Manchester Academy 3 £7.50 0161 832 1111
Fri Dec 10 Sheffield Leadmill £7.50 0870 010 4555
Sat Dec 11 Oxford Zodiac £7.50 01865 420042
Sun Dec 12 Bristol Fleece & Firkin £7.50 0117 9299008
Mon Dec 13 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms £7.50 023 9286 3911
Tue Dec 14 Norwich Waterfront £7.50 01603 508050
Fri Dec 17 Harlow Square £8 01279 305000
Sat Dec 18 London Garage £9 01279 305000
Support comes from Twofold, who have just supported both Hundred Reasons and Hell Is For Heroes. Their debut single “Hammer To The Hornets' Nest” (Gravity) features Jake from Capdown on saxophone. For more info, visit link