Jaya the Cat
More Late Night Transmissions With Jaya the Cat


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by ConsiderPhlebas USER (34 Reviews)
October 24th, 2011 | 12 replies | 2,820 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Hello Hangover, how you doin’ my old friend?

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

Being pighters always seemed like prime material for a renewal, a step up to the heights thenes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it derivative.

At its heart, Darkness, Oh Hell is a foot-stomping monster, played from the hip in a smoky, drunken haze. It’s overly-dramatic, even theatrical in tone, but when it works, it works. Jerry Jonesnes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it [i]derivatior the canals. What’s surprising is the energy and flair the band muster. The pace rarely accelerates beyond a head-nodding speed, but there’s enough punch here to floor even the most sober among you.

Much of their suighters always seemed like prime material for a renewal, a step up to the heights thenes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it derivative.

At its heart, Darkness, Oh Hell is a foot-stomping monster, played from the hip in a smoky, drunken haze. It’s overly-dramatic, even theatrical in tone, but when it works, it works. Jerry Jonesnes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it [i]derivatiighters always seemed like prime material for a renewal, a step up to the heights thenes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it derivative.

At its heart, Darkness, Oh Hell is a foot-stomping monster, played from the hip in a smoky, drunken haze. It’s overly-dramatic, even theatrical in tone, but when it works, it works. Jerry Jonesnes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it [i]derivatiighters always seemed like prime material for a renewal, a step up to the heights thenes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it derivative.

At its heart, Darkness, Oh Hell is a foot-stomping monster, played from the hip in a smoky, drunken haze. It’s overly-dramatic, even theatrical in tone, but when it works, it works. Jerry Jonesnes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it [i]derivatiighters always seemed like prime material for a renewal, a step up to the heights thenes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it derivative.

At its heart, Darkness, Oh Hell is a foot-stomping monster, played from the hip in a smoky, drunken haze. It’s overly-dramatic, even theatrical in tone, but when it works, it works. Jerry Jonesnes that might have been forgivable in a new band’s work, but not for people so far into their career. And oh-my-life is it [i]derivati of character and place. ‘Blur’ acts as an ode to unfortunate one night stands, and ‘Thank You Reggae’ does exactly what it says on the tin. There’s the caustic plea to an ex-girlfriend of ‘Good Morning’, and the eventual fuck you of ‘Mistake’. Pretty simple stuff, but all delivered with an undeniable touch of class. Instrumentally there is a real focus on the tick-tick of classic ska, but it’s often backed up with something more eventful, like the rabble-rousing stomp of ‘Voice of the Poor’. They don’t break any boundaries, and they won’t change your world, but for the bitter souls that like to crank shit to eleven, Jaya the Cat might just make your day.



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ConsiderPhlebas
October 24th 2011



6157 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Need to get the rust off

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
October 24th 2011



30882 Comments


more in a, I’m-really-high-and-listening-to-reggae kinda way.


And who hasn't been there

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Gyromania
October 24th 2011



15200 Comments


You're reviewing again? Cool =D Anyways, this is a good return for you - your writing is so persuasive and easy to read.

ConsiderPhlebas
October 24th 2011



6157 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Indeed, Dev. 'Cept the straight-edgers, poor fools.



Yeah, I'm starting again, Gyro - cheers, man.

aok
October 24th 2011



4313 Comments


being horrifically dumped by a woman that suddenly decides to wage war on your sanity

sigh

iFghtffyrdmns
October 24th 2011



7047 Comments


we talking about vespiion's ex again?

MO
October 24th 2011



18257 Comments


Good to see you back and reviewing again Phleb. Good review here.

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ConsiderPhlebas
October 24th 2011



6157 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Cheers, MO

Maize
October 24th 2011



152 Comments


one of the best bands on this old ska sampler i bought back in 05. I'll have to check this out.

ConsiderPhlebas
October 24th 2011



6157 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is a little more melodic overall than their early stuff, but it's still recognisable. I'd say it's their best, and I love the first two albums.

ConsiderPhlebas
October 24th 2011



6157 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Goddamn phone double posting shiz

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
October 26th 2011



15339 Comments


i missed you

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