Stupido Records


The Capital Beat’s second album On The Midnight Wire hits the stores 10.6.2011

The eight-piece band has been active since 2007 and is releasing its second album in April 2011. The band’s debut album, A Greater Fire, was well received by both critics and fans. Capital Beat has built up a reputation as a ferocious live band.

The second album was mixed by respected Finnish producer Bommitommi , whose past feats include records for Jukka Poika and Raappana, among others. Appropriately enough, the band takes a step in a more reggae direction. The songs have more depth to them and you can hear how the band has grown and developed on the road in the arrangements. The ska train has turned into a brilliant reggae/soul-collective.

Salty Fish was the song that made it onto radio playlists and people’s lips off the last record. When listeners of YLE X radio picked their songs of the millennium, it came in second. On The Midnight Wire boasts many songs with hit potential and a colorful group of respected musicians from Finland and abroad has agreed to appear on the album as guest stars.

Puppa J has made appearances on The Capital Beat’s records before and he really shines on The Trophy. On Fistful of Fire, it’s Father Metro’s turn. You may know him better as Tommy Lindgren of Don Johnson Big Band fame. Sweet Sweet is graced by multiple Grammy Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa. They’ve previously worked with U2 and Red Hot Chili Peppers, among others.

Ismaila Sane, one of the world’s foremost percussionists and a familiar face from Youssou N’Dour’s bands, plays on the record, along with Finnish championship rapper CStar and burlesque entertainer Gigi Praline.
New spice is also brought to the proceedings by accordions, flutes and strings.

British artist Eight Bit, who has worked for Madness, PlayStation, Diesel, Red Bull and Ben Sherman, drew the cover.



For booking, contact (finland) (outseas).

No gigs as of right now.



The Capital Beat in co-operation with Soweto Gospel Choir (15.12.2010)
The Capital Beat and Kumikameli at Lost in Music (21.10.2010)
The Capital Beat in Popkomm (24.08.2010)
New Valkyrians and Capital Beat -albums now out! (07.10.2009)
Coming up in the Fall... (08.06.2009)
TWIN 122
CD / TWINCD 122, 2011
Fistful of Fire CDS (promo), 2011
Good Love CDS (promo), 2011
Sweet, Sweet CDS (promo), 2010
Cry for me cds (promo), 2010
The Capital Beat CDEP (Promo), 2009
A Greater Fire CD, 2009
Naked CDS (promo), 2009