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/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1TUGruCKtWlIQ6iQDQAtjr
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2j2Zl06
iTunes: http://apple.co/2zHA2LJ

 

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/