Capdown are a band from Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. Originally known as Soap, their songs have political themes as alluded to by their name, which is short for Capitalist Downfall. Mixing ska, punk, hardcore, dub and reggae, Capdown built a reputation around their independent releases and numerous tours.
Their debut album Civil Disobedients was released by London punk label Household Name Records in 2000, a year in which Capdown played nearly 250 gigs. In early 2001, Capdown toured with a number of established American bands, including Less Than Jake and played the Deconstruction touring festival with Pennywise and Lagwagon.
In September 2001, Capdown released their second album, Pound for the Sound, receiving positive reviews from the likes of Kerrang!. The following year saw tours with Bad Religion and Hundred Reasons. In 2003 the band signed to Fierce Panda Records, releasing two EPs: Act Your Rage and New Revolutionaries.
They released a new album on February 5, 2007, entitled Wind Up Toys on Fierce Panda Records. The album was also released to Fierce Panda Canada on March 27, 2007.Capdown announced a 'farewell' tour at the end of 2007.
The last show due to be on the 9th and 10th of November 2007, was canceled and the last show was on the 7th of June 2008.However, they reformed in 2011, and are due to play Rebellion Festival 2011 in Blackpool.
The line-up includes: Jake (vocals and saxophone), Boob (bass guitar), Keith (vocals and guitar), Tim (drums) and new addition Eddie (keyboards/samples).
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