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Reviewed by Amy Mah

Loud Ghost: All In A Day

Reviewed by Amy Mah

Loud Ghost: All In A Day

Loud Ghost is an Auckland-based trio founded by Darryn Harkess that includes the drumming talents of Mark Hussey and Sam Taylor on bass.

Their recently released ‘All In A Day’ album begins with the titular album title, very much akin to a 90s post-punk anthem, almost like it could be the opening of a film made with shaky camera footage.

The tracklist of ‘AIAD’ ranges from foot-tapping to head-swaying, and listening to it at a nearly earsplitting volume could emulate a live gig in a small dark bar with the sound of boots stomping on the thin wooden floors.

The heavy droning of the bass, expertly played by Taylor accompanies the vocals well as they weave through each other. Despite being in a band for over a decade prior to the creation of Loud Ghost, Harkess still conveys a certain charm of fresh sounds and youthful angst in their songs.

Endless, the sixth song in their tracklist has lyrics that show they are very much aware of their own name, constantly repeating “Hello Loud Ghost”, as if they were shouting into a void with no response. The gradual build-up from simple lyric repetition to heavy layers and a tempo change which serves as a transition from The Dead Have Friends to so close serves as a light mood switch, from a slow sad song to a more upbeat track which definitely will be a crowd favourite.