Capdown – Wind Up Toys (CD Review)

Wind Up ToysThe slickly brash and vigorously confrontational Capdown return after an extended hiatus with triumphant refinement of their skapunk sound. ‘Wind-Up Toys’ has the Milton Keynes boys rocking furiously ,passionately, relentlessly and with panache.

Blasting power chords and rapid syncopated drumming fused around some riotous vocals and catchy song writing to make for an exhilarating ride. The bounce of the ska and the melodic harshness of the guitars fight for primacy without detracting from the accessibility of the songs.

The robust maleness of the sound and the charming snarls from Jake are virulent in their ability to infect with rebellious joy.

Capdown are on tour in February, be sure to catch them at one of the following dates,

February 2nd: Bristol Academy
February 3rd: Milton Keynes Pitz
February 4th: Exeter Cavern
February 5th: Bournemouth Elements
February 6th: Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
February 7th: Plymouth University
February 8th: Bridgewater Palace
February 9th: Oxford Zodiac
February 10th: Stoke Sugarmill
February 12th: Sheffield Leadmill
February 13th: Manchester Academy 3
February 14th: Leicester Charlotte
February 15th: Nottingham Rock City
February 16th: Middlesbrough Cornerhouse
February 17th: Dundee Westport bar
February 18th: Glasgow King Tuts
February 20th: Leeds Cockpit
February 21st: Reading Fez
February 22nd: London ULU
February 23rd: Norwich Arts Centre
February 24th: Peterborough The Park

Label : Fierce Panda
Release Date : 5 February 2007
Websites : www.capdown.net / www.myspace.com/capdown  /  www.fiercepanda.co.uk / myspace.com/fiercepanda

Tracklisting

Truly Dead
Blood, Sweat And Fears
Wind-Up Toys
Terms And Conditions Apply
Surviving The Death Of A Genre
No Matter What
Thrash Tuesday
Generation Next
Keeping Up Appearances
Strictly Business
Community Service
Home Is Where The Start Is

Capdown are Jake (vocals / sax), Boob (bass), Keith (guitar / vocals) and Tim (drums)

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