Jaya The Cat & The Forum Walters releasing split 7″ on August 19th

Music News | By on Jul 9th, 2013

Paper + Plastick Records is going to release in America the split 7″ featuring two mainland European bands, Jaya The Cat and The Forum Walters. The split is now available for purchase in the Paper + Plastick webstore. Wait, Jaya The Cat is European now? I know Boston is a melting pot of cultures but geez.

Jaya The Cat play an original blend of reggae, ska and punk rock dosed with dub and dance hall beats, all blending into a musical soundtrack to support tales filled with drunken sunrises, narrow escapes, dysfunctional love affairs, political disillusionment and optimistically raised glasses, through seedy bars, carnival parades and late-night dives. Originating from Boston and currently based in Amsterdam, Jaya The Cat not only continue to grow sonically but have also been hard at work building their reputation as one of the premiere bands on the European live circuit, playing hundreds of concerts to an ever-expanding audience and turning every gig into an unforgettable on-stage party with the audience singing, dancing and drinking right along with the band. Although they prefer to play their own headlining shows, Jaya The Cat have shared stages with Sublime, the Beatsteaks and Less Than Jake – and have also had the pleasure of appearing at numerous festivals such as the Vans Warped Tour, Lowlands, Rebellion, Pukkelpop, Ruhrpott Rodeo and the Spirit Festival.

The Forum Walters have lived in the routine of the touring heartbeat since they began their journey over six years ago. Regardless of whether they’re in Russia, Greece, the United States or in their homelands of Upper Austria, the band’s passion and never-ending DIY ethics have helped transform them into a well-known, hard-working band. Countless tours through Europe, two self-planned U.S. stints and shows with bands like the Bouncing Souls, Dropkick Murphys, Mad Sin and Street Dogs created not only a sworn-in fanbase but also the reputation of being Austria’s most subversive punk-rock band. “Being able to do whatever we want musically is punk for us. Bands such as State Radio, Sublime, the Clash and the Beatsteaks are on heavy rotation on our turntables, which you can probably tell when you listen to our songs,” states singer Philipp Eisl.

Tour Dates:

Jaya The Cat Tour Dates:
19.07.2013 DRESDEN (D) Chemiefabrik
21.07.2013 TÁBOR (CZ) Mighty Sounds Festival
23.07.2013 PRAGUE (CZ) Mighty Sounds After Party @ Cross Club
24.07.2013 KONSTANZ (D) Kontrast
25.07.2013 MUENCHEN (D) Backstage Free an Easy Festival
26.07.2013 DUESSELDORF (D) The Tube
27.07.2013 LICHTENVOORDE (NL) Zwarte Cross
07.08.2013 TRIER (D) Ska Punk United Summer Open Air
10.08.2013 BLACKPOOL (UK) Rebellion
11.08.2013 DERBY (UK) Hairy Dog
12.08.2013 BARROW IN FURNESS (UK) V40
13.08.2013 NEWCASTLE (UK) Trillians w/ Chris Murray
14.08.2013 HUDDERSFIELD (UK) Parish
15.08.2013 LONDON (UK) Underworld w/ Chris Murray
17.08.2013 PLAIDT (DE) Pellenzer Open Air
31.08.2013 WIESEN (AT) 2 Days A Week Festival
06.09.2013 HAMBURG (D) Rockspektakel Festival
07.09.2013 SONSBECK (D) Rock Am Dick Festival
13.09.2013 MOSCOW (RU) Plan B
14.09.2013 SAINT PETERSBURG (RU) Dusche
22.09.2013 WAALRE (NL) KempenerPop Festival
04.10.2013 BERGKAMEN (D) Yellowstone
11.10.2013 RUESSELSHEIM (D) Das Rind
12.10.2013 LINDAU (D) Vaudeville
18.10.2013 GRAZ (AT) Equality Festival
19.10.2013 VOECKLABRUCK (AT) Equality Festival

The Forum Walters Tour Dates:

30.08.13 Luigi’s Pizza, Sacramento, CA
31.08.13 The Red Hat, Concord, CA
03.09.13 El Corazon, Seattle, WA
07.09.13 Hero’s, Modesto, CA
08.09.13 924 Gilman St., Berkeley, CA
11.09.13 Loaded Rock Bar, Hollywood, CA
13.09.13 Doubledown Saloon, Las Vegas, NV
05.10.13 Deutschvilla, Strobl, AT (unplugged)
18.10.13 Unity Festival, Graz, AT
19.10.13 Unity Festival, Vöcklabruck, AT
20.10.13 Chelsea, Wien, AT w/ Jaya The Cat
12.11.13 Macbeth, London, UK
13.11.13 Joiners, Southampton, UK
15.11.13 The Stanley Arms, Norwich, UK
16.11.13 Friars Court, Warrington, UK
17.11.13 Bootleggers, Kendal, UK
18.11.13 The Cavern, Exeter, UK
19.11.13 Fighting Cocks, Kingston Upon Thames
20.11.13 Trix, Antwerpen, BE
21.11.13 The Tube, Düsseldorf, DE
22.11.13 White Trash, Berlin, DE
23.11.13 Finnegans, Altenburg, DE
24.11.13 Baracke, Münster, DE
25.11.13 Hafenklang, Hamburg, DE
26.11.13 Römer, Bremen, DE
27.11.13 Schaubude, Kiel, DE
30.11.13 Showdown, Götheborg, SW
01.12.13 Underwerket, Copenhagen, DK
02.12.13 Bei Chez Heinz, Hannover, DE
03.12.13 Chemiefabrik, Dresden, DE
04.12.13 Cross Club, Prague, CZ


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