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Capdown: Wind Up Toys

Third album from MK revolutionaries

Third album from MK revolutionaries

Come the revolution, Capdown could be heroes. Their name – we shit you not – stands for ‘capitalist downfall’, though these Milton Keynes revolutionaries are now on their third album and global inequality still rages. Still, it’s good to hope – anything to detract from the relentless riffing on the ska/punk/hardcore axis of drudgery on offer here. While ‘No Matter What’ employs the mandatory ‘reggae influence’ and actually manages to pull off something sexy and interesting, for the most part ‘Wind Up Toys’ is just technically fine. Worse, there’s just nothing to differentiate it from the many other conscientious rockers who’ve got so bogged down in The Message they forget that, on at least some base level, rock’n’roll is supposed to be enjoyable for all involved.



Dan Martin
4 / 10

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