JAYA THE CAT Release New Album ‘A Good Day For The Damned’

Out Now on LP, CD & Digital Download via Bomber Music

Order Your Copy Here: http://store.bombermusic.com/
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Amsterdam-based drunk-reggae-punks, Jaya The Cat, have today released their new album ‘A Good Day For The Damned’ through Bomber Music.

Commenting on the album’s release, vocalist Geoff Legadec said “After five years of late nights and questionable life decisions, we’re happy to announce that today is a good day for the damned. Our fifth studio album is out now online and in discerning record stops everywhere. We hope you love it as much as we love you!”

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.

Jaya The Cat on tour in the UK – presented by Vive Le Rock Magazine and Signature Brew:

Dec. 05 London (UK) – The Underworld
Dec. 06 Huddersfield (UK) – The Parish
Dec. 07 Newcastle (UK) – Think Tank?
Dec. 08 Bradford (UK) – The Underground
Dec. 09 Edinburgh (UK) – Smash
Dec. 10 Bristol (UK) – Xmas Ska Fest @ The Fleece

Tickets on-sale now: http://phonocaster.com/artist-roster/jaya-the-cat

 

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Originating in Boston, Massachusetts in 1998, Jaya the Cat promptly relocated to Amsterdam, Netherlands after their first European tour. With a crew of diverse and international musicians, they continue perfecting the art of making that pure musical cocktail to get you through this night and on to the next – With equal parts reggae, punk, ska, a splash of electronics and a sprig of dub with a shot of whiskey on the side.

‘A Good Day For The Damned’ is a natural progression of Jaya The Cat’s unique and upbeat sound. Winding down city streets and across moonlit beaches, staggering past carnivals and drunken sunrises, come 15 new tales of heartbreak and happiness, political confusion (and who hell isn’t confused nowadays with that orange haired maniac running things), existential madness, but in the end, overall optimism.

Jaya The Cat are:

Geoff Lagadec – Vocals and Guitar
Karl Smith – Guitar , Keys, Backing Vocals
Jan Jaap Onverwagt – Bass, Keys
Dave “The Germ” Germain – Drums, Percussion

Jaya The Cat online:

http://jayathecat-band.com/
https://www.facebook.com/JayaTheCat
https://twitter.com/jayathecat

Material Remains – Demo


I’ve got a new demo (released September 2017) cued up at the moment. Let me tell you about it. The inconspicuously titled “Demo” by Material Remains holds five tracks of 80s flavored noisey, garagesque punk rockings. There’s not much info on the band, but I’m going to assume they are from TX, and based on the lineup listed, I’m firmly convinced that they are a trio.

There’s a solid vibe to the tracks, very lo-fi, and if I had to pick some resemblance, right now it’s really making me think of Nerve Agents (who are fucking rad) but again, it has a way more 80s lo-fi garage style to it. It’s a demo though, so these things are to be both expected and enjoyed.

There’s only 5 tracks, so you don’t get a big taste of the band, but I’m interested in how they’re going to progress. I’m hearing a solid foundation and I look forward to more. But don’t let me be the only voice you hear, listen for yourself: https://materialremainstx.bandcamp.com

Cheers!
Jerry Actually

Tracks:
1. Junkie’s Paradise 01:49
2. Broad Church 01:37
3. Dropout 01:49
4. Hate 02:41
5. Amerikkka 02:03

FRAUDS Address Lack of Societal Empathy in ‘Sandwiches’ Video

Debut Album With Morning Toast & Jam & Juice
Released 8th December 2017 via Till Deaf Do Us Party Records
Pre-order Now: http://tinyurl.com/fraudsalbum

 

Croydon based duo FRAUDS are pleased to reveal the video for their new single ‘Sandwiches’, the latest track to be taken from their debut album With Morning Toast & Jam & Juice set for release on Till Deaf Do Us Party Records on 8th December 2017.

Directed by visual artist David Sagberg, who also worked on the band’s video for ‘Suck Jobs’ video and a recent project for London rockers Vodun, the video was shot in the communal garden of a group of warehouses near Seven Sisters – politically outspoken as ever, the video sees the pair taking on the roles of a privileged fox and an downtrodden pigeon, in a short story about societal division.

Commenting on the track, the band said: “The song is a metaphor for and commentary on the divide and misunderstanding we seem to have grown accustomed to, a new world where empathy is a weakness and charity a waste of our resources.”

Available to preorder now on limited edition 12” vinyl, each copy of the debut album is a genuine one-off, coming with an individual instax photograph of Frauds, personally taken and hand-fixed onto each cover by the band. This run is never to be repressed with this artwork on reclaimed vinyl format, so every single record is completely unique.

Rapidly making their way around the circuit in London and beyond with the likes of Jamie Lenman and Future of The Left, they’ve also played with some of the underground’s most exciting names including Idles, Life, HMLTD, Tigercub, St Pierre Snake Invasion, Demob Happy, Kagoule, USA Nails, Slaves, Blacklisters, Queen Kwong, Youth Man and God Damn.

Turning heads and taking names at the likes of The Independent, Loud & Quiet, NME and The Needle Drop with their own particular brand of ear-battering, eye-gouging visceral punk n’ roll, this two piece have reignited a creative fire that’s burning more intensely than ever.

It’s angry, but it’s fun. It’s satirical, but it’s ridiculous. The only thing you can be sure about is that they’re heavy as fuck and they’re not gonna take it anymore.

Frauds’ debut album With Morning Toast & Jam & Juice is released 8thDecember 2017 via Till Deaf Do Us Party Records

See FRAUDS live:

02.12.17 – Mother’s Ruin – Bristol (10 Year Anniversary Show)
07.12.17 – The Waiting Room – London (album release show)
20.01.18 – The Green Door Store – Brighton (Gruesome Twosomes All-dayer)

Kalik – Disapproved


Currently rocking to “Disapproved” by Kalik. Kalick is a punk rock trio, evidently with a like for ska as well. The band hails from Denmark and has been putting the rubber to the road since 2005.

Disapproved is their new EP and it punches hard with five uptempo punk and ska-esque tracks. I have a tendency to like trios, for a variety of reasons, the efficiency being one of them. Kalik is no exception, the rhythms are terse and punchy and no effort is wasted. Tracks are done in English, which seems to be the norm. Something that sadly also seems to be the current norm is commentary on the sorry state of US politics and the current “commander in chief” (not naming any names, but you know)

I will often use the space to describe influence and points of reference to give you an idea of what you’re getting yourself into, but I’ll be damned if I’m coming up with anything very exacting. It’s punk rock. After damn near 40 years of punk, it kind of sounds like a lot of different things. I think a more important point is that it’s good. The tracks are played well, and the vocals aren’t devolved into a mass or strangled screams, so I declare it good to fucking go!

Cheers!
Jerry Actually

Tracks:
1. Black Brain 01:58
2. Polizia 02:41
3. Nothing There 02:35
4. Going Nowhere 02:36
5. Disapproved 00:59

LINK TO ALBUM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oazT0WBbvkY

LINK TO MUSIC VIDEO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfLYXIgaO8M

FIND KALIK ON FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/kalikofficial/

Wicked Bears – West Coast Tour

Wicked Bears, Utah’s best pop punk band, is going on a west coast tour in support of their new album, Tuning Out! The tour starts in Salt Lake on November 10th and concludes at 924 Gilman in Berkeley (with additional UT dates later in November).

Dates:
11/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
11/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Garth Haus
11/12 – TBA*
11/13 – San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar
11/14 – TBA*
11/15 – Pomona, CA @ Characters
11/16 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Beach Club
11/17 – Woodland, CA @ The Stag
11/18 – Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman (HOLY WOW!)
11/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Underground
11/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
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Getting to Know Crypitus

Where are you from and when did you get started?

Doug: Im originally from a place called Satans Kingdom in Vermont, look it up I’m not kidding its a real place. I moved to Rutland in 2016 and Pete was my roommate, we started jamming together and found the need for a drummer. We found Zach online and Im glad we snagged him before someone else did! So this line up of Crypitus started in May of 2016. 

Pete: Crypitus is the sound of breaking bones! Doug and I started jamming together after being roommates and not being able to find musical projects. Originally I mistook Zach for another drummer friend of mine, but he turned out to be a perfect addition anyway.

Zach: I’m Zach. I’m from Mendon VT and I rock percussion for Crypitus. I started playing drums when my best friend died and left me his kit. I was like, shit, looks like I’m going to have to learn now.

Who are you and who does what in the band?

Doug: Im the Guitarist/Vocalist/Manager of Crypitus!

Pete: I’m Pete. I melt faces with some of the sickest guitar riffs ever written. I carry the rhythm end with Zach.

Zach: Im the percussionist for this act!

How would you best describe the sound?

Doug: I would describe it as a Thrashy Blackened Death Metal sound with a progressive twist. 

Pete: We’re a fusion of death, thrash, and old school heavy metal with lots of extra bits of jazz sprinkled on top.

Zach: I think I would classify Crypitus as psychedelic thrash metal. We pull from a lot of influences. Crypitus is the sound of breaking bones.

Dream rock moment (real or not)?

Doug: I took my first stage dive in Maine this weekend, I intend to do more!

Pete: My dream moment would be hanging out backstage at a festival we’re playing at and seeing the guys from Mastodon just come up and chill with us and drink some beer.

Zach: I guess my dream moment would be our first headliner, at some stadium, with thousands and thousands of maniacs screaming for Crypitus. It’ll happen.

Still got day jobs?

Doug: Yes! I’m a Pharmacy Technician, been doing it since I was 18. 

Pete: I work as a car detailer at a car dealership. It’s ironic because my car is fucking filthy. 

Zach: Yeah, I work full time with autistic folks in their homes, helping them to live a mostly independent life.

Any regrets?

Doug: I try not to regret but there’s plenty of moments in my life that I would use the time differently. More productively I would say. 

Pete: I regret being in a serious relationship in high school that kept me from jamming with people sooner.

Zach: Regrets? Yeah I’ve fucked up plenty in the past, but as soon as I’m done repairing myself, Crypitus goes worldwide. As far as Crypitus goes, I have no regrets. I couldn’t imagine a band to have so much in so little time. 

Buzzkillz – Scum Of The Earth


Debut album from Helsinki Finland act, Buzzkills. 12 tracks of punk/punkbilly from up near the top of the word.

As always, it thrills me to get to hear bands from all around the world. Buzzkills is no exception. Here I am in sunny SoCal and listening to a band from damn near the other side of the world. I’ve never been to Finland, but here I am participating in a little bit of their culture, by way of an offering into our common culture of music.

Buzzkillz deliver a solid blend of rock, punk, and rockabilly. They’re an interesting ensemble in that they are a four-piece rock and roll band with the tradition lineup of vocals, guitar, bass, drums. Where the band differs is in their use of double bass as opposed to electric. The overall effect reminds me a bit of The Peacocks, but, well, different.

Tracks mid to uptempo, with a blend of Western rock / cowpunk, reminisicient in a way of Social Distortion, or perhaps more Mike Ness solo. The tracks are sung in English, so as to be more accessible to a larger audience.

The band indicates that they will have new material coming out at the end of the year, so go check out their debut and get in on the ground floor. Tell all your friends that you heard ‘em before they were cool!

https://buzzkillzband.bandcamp.com/

Tracks:
1. Sick Of It All 02:41
2. Deepest Pockets 03:33
3. I’m Not The One 04:08
4. Scum Of The Earth 03:20
5. Losing The Fight 03:04
6. Outside 03:46
7. Fear Of The Unknown 03:31
8. Roll The Dice 04:34
9. Monsters 02:55
10. Some Scars 03:09
11. Sleepwalking 03:18
12. Cross To Bare 03:58

THE CREEPSHOW STREAM NEW ALBUM, ‘DEATH AT MY DOOR,’ AT DREADCENTRAL.COM

September 12, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – Canadian punk rock band The Creepshow will released their awaited 6th studio album, Death At My Door, on Friday, September 15th via Stomp Records. In celebration, the band has partnered today with DreadCentral.com to stream the record in its entirety. Fans can pre-order the record now at iTunes and BandCamp.
Stream Death At My Door now at DreadCentral.com: http://bit.ly/2ffqEmX
Death At My Door features ten tracks of raging, bloodcurdling and raucously rebellious fury showcase the very best from this roadharderned group of beautiful misfits. The haunting vocal stylings of Kenda Legaspi soar seamlessly over Chuck Coles’ buzzsaw sharp guitar lines and the ragtime gospel organs/keys of the Reverend McGinty; all the while held together by the hard-driving stand-up double-bass slapping rhythms of Sean McNab and the impossibly violent percussive assault of Sandro Sanchioni on drums. From the defiant and empowering “Sticks & Stones” and the incredibly anthemic “Til Death Do Us” to the circle-pit inducing “Tomorrow May Never Come” and the eerily heartwrenching ballad “My Soul To Keep”, Death At My Door is a diverse and addictive album from a genre-defying band who are at the very top of their game… Don’t sleep on this one, because you never know what’s waiting for you just outside your door.
Death At My Door  Tracklist:
1. Death At My Door
2. Sticks & Stones
3. A.O.T.B.H
4. Til Death Do Us Part
5. Blood Blood Blood
6. Tomorrow May Never Come
7. Another Way Out
8. New Kings
9. One Foot In The Grave
10. My Soul To Keep
The Creepshow Tour Dates:
Sep 15 – Jonquiere, QC – Le Délüge
Sep 16 – Ville De Québec, QC – L’anti Bar & Spectacles
Sep 22 – Peterborough, ON – Market Hall
Sep 23 – Kingston, ON – Mansion
Sep 29 – Montréal, QC – Foufounes
Sep 30 – Shawinigan, QC – Shop Wabasso Trou Du Diable
Oct 6 – Toronto, ON – Bovine
Oct 7 – Toronto, ON – Bovine
Oct 13 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
Oct 14 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
Oct 16 – Joplin, MO – Blackthorn Pizza and Pub
Oct 17 – Denver, CO – Streets of London Pub
Oct 18 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club X
Oct 19 – Reno, NV – Shea’s Tavern
Oct 20 – Redding, CA – The Dip
Oct 21 – Portland, OR – Star Theater
Oct 22 – Seattle, WA – Funhouse
Oct 23 – Victoria, BC – Logan’s Pub
Oct 24 – Vancouver, BC – Wisehall
Oct 25 – Kelowna, BC – Doc Willoughbys
Oct 26 – Calgary, AB – Ship & Anchor
Oct 27 – Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Freds
Oct 28 – Fort McMurray, AB – Quality Hotel Ballroom
Oct 29 – Edmonton, AB – Needle Tavern
Oct 30 – Regina, SK – Exchange
Oct 31 – Winnipeg, MB – Windsor Tavern
Nov 10 – Brantford, ON – Blackout Fest
Nov 11 – Ottawa, ON – Maveriks
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Help After Hurricane Harvey

The initial and ongoing devastation from Hurricane Harvey has led to a desperate and frightening situation in Houston and the surrounding areas. The storm will eventually die down and people will try to pick up the pieces of their lives. Long after the storm passes, the ones who have been displaced will be in need of as much assistance as they can possibly get. If you are in any position to help financially, please consider making a donation to the Houston Food Bank. People need our help, now and going forward.