ALBUM REVIEW: Olivia Jean – Raving Ghost | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Third Man Records

Released: 05.05.23






Whilst album titles are often not to be taken too literally, Olivia Jean’s Raving Ghost is befitting of the overall sound of the album. From the off, the title track could be seen as goth garage, with hefty riffs coupled with an underlying layer of darkness. This doesn’t abate throughout the record, though there are some lighter moments, particularly in the form of a cover of Enya’s Orinoco Flow and the excitable and aptly-titled Fun.

The record mainly airs towards a darker feel, with Ditch, Fate and The Spider being shining examples of this. The latter is much heavier with a real shift towards a slower tempo, it feels more deliberate and packs a bigger punch. An excellent garage rock album.


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