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Jaya The Cat Confirmed For 2018 Rebellion Festival

Jaya The Cat Rebellion 18Jaya The Cat have been added to the line up for the 2018 Rebellion Festival, the band will join the likes of The Adolescents, Buzzcocks, Dirt Box Disco, The Flatliners, Hands Off Gretel, Lagwagon, Peter Hook & The Light, The Queers, Ramonas, Ruts DC, Svetlanas and UK Subs at Blackpool Winter Gardens between the 2nd and 5th August 2018.

The full line up for the 2018 Rebellion Festival can be viewed here and tickets can be purchased here

Jaya The Cat Commence UK Tour Next Week

Jaya The Cat UK Tour Nov 17Amsterdam based drunk-reggae-punks, Jaya The Cat, released their new album, A Good Day For The Damned, last month via Bomber Music, the band are now set commence their UK next week, including a show at the world-famous Camden Underworld. A Good Day For The Damned is now available via Bomber Music and the album is also available via digital services including Spotify and iTunes.
 
A Good Day For The Damned can be ordered via Bomber Music here
 
Jaya The Cat‘s UK Tour Dates can be viewed below

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Jaya The Cat

Jaya The Cat

A Good Day For The Damned

Bomber Music
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

There aren’t many bands out there willing to commit a career to reggae infused ska-punk, but don’t tell that to European regulars Jaya the Cat.  The gruff spoken project of sole remaining original band member and vocalist Geoff Lagadec started its career back in Boston, Massachusetts almost twenty years back, where they took their vocal inspiration from The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and made it their own.  To this day Lagadec’s rich and rough vocals are the best alternative to Dicky Barrett outside the continent.  Now on their seventh full length, A Good Day For The Damned, Jaya The Cat returns for an ode to society’s down and out, forgotten and discarded.

Jaya The Cat has always been a band for the underdog, and A Good Day For The Damned is no different.  “Wined Stained Futon” opens as a late night anthem for those that are “just trying to make it through,” as the band paints a scene full of individuals with “more issues than the amount of wine stains than this futon.”  The upstroke-meets-hazy-organ-melody depicts the stumbling mood and foggy consciousness of the morning after a night best buried deep in memory.  While there’s an acknowledgment that these might not be the best life choices, songs like “Sweet Eurotrash” celebrates those “that never get it right,” living in the moment and the moonlight, providing reassurance to nameless figures that they’re “looking wonderful tonight,” even with the “smudged eyeliner underneath the bathroom light.”  They’re the type of themes and morals you probably shouldn’t follow, but are certainly fun to sing along with.

Other highlights includes what can be chalked up as a love letter from Lagadec to his present city of residence.  “Amsterdam” utilizes a hefty dose of personification in attributing the internationally recognized capital with all the traits of a playful tease.  The band offers an insider’s perspective to the city’s mythic nature and all the truths that come with its notorious nightlife.  With references to the bars closing way too early, the band speaks to the life of lady Amsterdam: “now there’s this girl I know, she lives down by the sea, I know I’m not the only one, but sometimes she makes the time for me, then all the fools line-up and she takes their money but she breaks her promises and goes on home alone.”  Admirably, the band avoids stating the song title for all but the final line, but manages to conclude choruses with “I’m your man” just shy of finishing the implied rhyme.

A Good Day For The Damned is one of those meaty albums that serves a full course without a bad taste to speak of.  The album is finely composed and varied, and the style is consistently executed.  Tracks like “Black Heart” and “Wreckage” prove the band’s prowess at catchy mid-tempo tunage, while the title track and “The Streets of Shoreditch” further demonstrate their ability to produce front porch slow burners as well.  Jaya The Cat hasn’t changed all that much over the years, but they have polished up and honed their sound, making A Good Day For The Damned an undeniably infectious offering from one of the genre’s most underrated talents.

Jaya The Cat’s New LP ‘A Good Day For The Damned’ Out Today

Jaya The Cat UK Tour Nov 17Amsterdam based drunk-reggae-punks, Jaya The Cat, have today released their new album, A Good Day For The Damned, through Bomber Music. The band, who are part way through an extensive run of German shows, will visit the UK in early December, including a show at the world-famous Camden Underworld. A Good Day For The Damned is now available via Bomber Music and also via digital services including Spotify and iTunes.
 
A Good Day For The Damned can be ordered via Bomber Music here
 
Jaya The Cat‘s UK Tour Dates can be viewed below

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Jaya The Cat Release ‘Amsterdam’ Video And Announce UK Tour

Jaya The Cat UK Tour Nov 17Amsterdam based drunk reggae punks, Jaya The Cat have premiered the new music video for Amsterdam, a track taken from the band’s forthcoming album, A Good Day For The Damned, that is set for a November 17th release through Bomber Music. Jaya The Cat will also be embarking on a brief UK tour this December in support of their new album.

A Good Day For The Damned can be pre-ordered via Bomber Music here

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Tours: Jaya The Cat (UK)

Jaya the CatAmsterdam based, American reggae punks Jaya The Cat have announced that they will be teaming up with Signature Brew for their upcoming UK tour.   Sam McGregor of Signature Brew expressed his excitement:

“I’ve been a Jaya The Cat fan for longer than I’ve been a beer nerd, and since we started Signature Brew, they’ve always been trying to get their hands on our beer. Now, we’re making it official. Signature Brew is proud to be the official libation of Jaya! Make sure you check them out at some of the legendary independent venues across the UK this December.” 

The band will be touring in support of their upcoming disc, A Good Day For The Damned, which is set to drop on November 17, 2017 via Bomber Music

Jaya The Cat Announce New Album; Premiere Music Video

Jaya the CatAmsterdam based, American reggae punks Jaya The Cat have announced details for their next full length.  The disc will be titled A Good Day For The Damned and is set to drop on November 17, 2017 via Bomber Music. The album follows their 2012 record, The New International Sound Of Hedonism. 

Coinciding with the announcement, the band has premiered a music video for the song “Sweet Eurotrash,” which can be heard below.

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Video: Jaya The Cat – Fake Carreras

Jaya the CatAmsterdam based, American reggae punks Jaya The Cat have premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Fake Carreras” which is from their 2012 record, The New International Sound Of Hedonism, available through Bomber Music. 

Check out the full list of tour dates below.

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Tours: Jaya The Cat

Jaya the CatAmsterdam based, American reggae punks Jaya The Cat will be playing a handful of European shows this Christmas.  They are out supporting their latest output, which is their 2012 record, The New International Sound Of Hedonism, available through Bomber Music. 

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Tours: Jaya The Cat (UK)

Jaya the CatAmsterdam based, American reggae punks Jaya The Cat will be heading on tour in the UK.  They are out supporting their latest output, which is a re-release of their 2007 record More Late Night Transmissions With… through Bomber Music. 

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Tours: Jaya The Cat / Mad Caddies

Jaya the CatAmsterdam based, American reggae punks Jaya The Cat is in the midst of a UK tour with Mad Caddies.  They are out supporting their latest output, which is a re-release of their 2007 record More Late Night Transmissions With… through Bomber Music. 

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Tours: Jaya The Cat (Europe)

Jaya the CatAmsterdam based, American reggae punks Jaya The Cat have announced a series of tour dates across Europe for this summer. The tour will take them across 7 countries and include both festival and club dates. They are out supporting their latest output, which is a re-release of their 2007 record More Late Night Transmissions With… through Bomber Music. 

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Tours: Jaya The Cat

Jaya The CatFunky reggae-punk act Jaya The Cat has announced tour plans for the summer.  The band is currently supporting the re-release of their 2007 full length, More Late Night Transmissions With…, available now through Bomber Music.

Tour dates are available below.

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Paper + Plastick Release Split 7″ from Jaya The Cat and The Forum Walters

Paper and PlastickJaya The Cat and The Forum Walters have announced that Paper + Plastick Records is releasing their brand new split 7″ for a U.S. release.  International releases are being handled by Bomber Music (UK) and Schall & Rauch (Europe).

The split is now available for purchase in the Paper + Plastick webstore.