Review: JakLash Cat – Shooting Star

‘Shooting Star’ is the second album from Chester based country and Americana trio JakLash Cat and it’s a strong follow-up to their debut album ‘Promises and Vows’.

The first thing that strikes me is the tight knit playing on the record and the second thing is the well written songs that make up the 12-track record. The vocals are very grounded, casual sounding in a way almost conversational. A standout track for me is ‘When I Look At You’ which is melancholy and laid back.

The ballad ‘Each and Every Year’ with its finger-picking guitar is another gem as it tugs on the heart strings, the production is purposefully sparse leaving space for the message of the song to land with the listener. I want to hear more of this type of song from the band, it really suits the vocal style for starters and really made me connect with them more than the previous songs, it reeled me in and showed me their strengths.

Overall, I’m really looking forward to hearing more from the band. 

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