Can’t Keep Us Down (CKUD) was born from DIY, with more than 10 years of experience, with the intention of invigorating musical activities within the field of Hardcore / Punk (recordings, tours, festival, vinyl editions, etc. .) in the city of Barcelona (and its surroundings) mainly from a social perspective, at affordable prices, breaking down economic barriers that an activity of this type in the music “industry” can entail.
Beyond the musician aspect, all our activities, we place special emphasis on highlighting the ethical values that we have acquired over the years: veganism, responsible consumption (generating an alternative of leisure without the need to be linked to the consumption of alcohol and drugs) , betting on a proximity production (merchandise, vinyl pressing, recording studios, spaces where to carry out activities, etc …)
One of the high points of CKUD is the annual Festival (in January / February) where we apply the criteria mentioned above, betting on a wide variety of local, national, European and other bands. In addition, activities (not musical) are generated each year such as the vegan fair, talks / colloquia with the intention of creating appropriate contexts for the creation of new projects. In short, create links between people. In 2021, it is the chosen year, to capture new projects that will see the light little by little.