One of the hardest working bands in music return with another fine album packed with songs full of raw emotion
Drunk-reggae punks Jaya The Cat don’t do bad albums and their latest outing is no different. The band is always on the road, touring any venue that will have them. But the four-piece have taken time out from a busy schedule to put together this outstanding, and very typical, album together.
Originally hailing from Boston, US, Jaya The Cat quickly relocated to Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Their sound is predominantly reggae, ska and punk; music that provides the perfect soundtrack for any party or festival. And this 15-track album continues that trend.
Black Heart is typically autobiographical in nature. Its ska characteristics make it perfect for bringing people to the dance floor. Addictive from the first chord, it remains so until the last. Huddersfield Rain and The Streets Of Shoreditch indicate how much the band travel. Both songs are punk rock, with the first reminiscent of The King Blues, while the latter slows the pace down into a ballad of sorts.
A Good Day For The Damned is perfectly named, in the sense that it will strike a chord with anyone who feels they don’t quite fit in. Every outcast will find a place within these songs, and at a Jaya show. Get this album, play it loud with friends and add some summer vibes to your winter.
Verdict: Flawless songs from a band that know music and themselves