|Genres||Ska punk, Skacore, hardcore punk|
|Labels||Household Name Records
Gravity DIP Records
|Members||"Shakey" Jake Sims-Fielding
Robin "Boob" Goold
Tim "Makkaz" Macdonald
Andrew "Eddie" Hunt
Capdown are a band from Milton Keynes, England. 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, drum and bass and reggae, Capdown built a reputation around their independent releases and numerous tours.
In May 2000, the Household Name Records released Capdown's debut album Civil Disobedients. The album featured hardcore, but also mixed in ska and dub. According to Drowned in sound the album kick started a underground punk scene. The album went on to be listed at 76 in the NME's top one hundred list for the decade. In the same year Capdown played nearly 250 gigs.
The final line-up included: Jake Sim-Fielding (vocals and saxophone), Boob Goold (bass guitar), Keith Minter (vocals and guitar), Tim Macdonald (drums) and a new addition, Andrew "Eddie" Hunt (keyboards/samples).
The band split up after their final UK tour, which was due to be 9 November 2007, in their home town of Milton Keynes. However their 'final show' took place on 7 June 2008, at the Pitz club in Milton Keynes, following a 'warm up' at the Kingston Peel on 5 June 2008.
It was announced on 16 February 2010 through punktastic.com, that Capdown were to reform exclusively for the Slam Dunk festival, held in London and Leeds on the 29 and 30 May that year. However, the band have now played at the Rebellion Festival in Blackpool, between 4 and 6 August 2011. In addition, they appeared at Hevy Fest in Kent, between 5 and 8 August 2011 and at the Reading and Leeds Festival on 27 August 2011 (Reading) and 28 August (Leeds).
Following the original demise of Capdown, both Goold and Macdonald worked on a new band, The Maccalites, alongside Simon Wells from Snuff/Southport. Goold, Minter and Macdonald are also members of rock band This Contrast Kills and The GetGone.
As of 2013 Tim Macdonald has been playing drums in the U.K Hardcore band Menshevik along with Steve Pitcher of Vanilla Pod, Dan Hawcroft previously of Whizzwood and Robert Dempsey of Mustard City Rockers.
|2000||Civil Disobedients||Household Name|
|2001||Pound for the Sound||Household Name|
|2007||Wind Up Toys||Fierce Panda|
|2003||Act Your Rage||Fierce Panda|
|2003||New Revolutionaries||Gravity DIP|
|2006||Keeping Up Appearances||Fierce Panda|
|2007||Surviving the Death of a Genre||Fierce Panda|
|2007||No Matter What||Fierce Panda|
- Act Your Rage (2003)
- New Revolutionaries (2003)
|1999||Time for Change EP||Household Name|
|2000||Split EP||Household Name||Split with Link 80|
|2001||Christmas Fisting EP||Household Name||Split with Hard Skin and Southport|
|2004||Live in Brighton||Punker Bunker||Live DVD; split with Rude Bones|
|2005||Live in M.K.||Gravity DIP||Live album|
|2007||Live EP||Fierce Panda||Live EP; included with some editions of Wind Up Toys and subsequently given away as a free download|
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