Household Name Records

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Household Name Records is a DIY punk rock record label, based in London, UK founded in 1996.[1] It has been home to notable artists including Capdown, Howards Alias, Lightyear, and Adequate Seven.


Household Name Records was started in 1996 by David "Lil" Giles and Katherine "Kafren" Vik to promote unknown UK bands. Encouraged after successfully releasing their first compilation the team planned several more releases. To begin with the label focused on hardcore punk.[2]

In May 2000, the label 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 an underground punk scene.[2] The album went on to be listed at 76 in the NME's top one hundred list for the decade.[3]

The success of Capdown allowed the record label to diversify its roster with more experimental punk bands. In turn the label had a great impact on the UK punk scene.[2]

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  1. ^ Glasper, Ian (2012). Armed With Anger: How UK Punk Survived The Nineties. London: Cherry Red Books. p. 679. ISBN 978 1 901447 72 9. 
  2. ^ a b c Patashnik, Ben. "Ska Wars: the life and death of a UK underground". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "THE TOP 100 GREATEST ALBUMS OF THE DECADE". NME. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Great Cynics - Like I Belong". Female First. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c "THE PEACOCKS announce new album ‘Don’t Ask’". Alt Sounds. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 

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