Oliver Marson – Cocaine Romance

Oliver Marson was the guitarist in London Quartet Bahama Bleach, but has decided to go solo. With a completely different sound ‘Cocaine Romance‘ is his first release and impressive it is too.
Marson was brought up on Guernsey in the Channel Islands, with musical and film influences such as The Smiths, Bowie, David Lynch and Alejandro Jodorowsky filtering into his music. But, when the bio of an artist says in the first sentence ‘Oliver Marson’s music is about the dirt, the bile and putrid rot that congeals beneath the streets, in dingy alleyways and in the deepest crevices of our minds’ you wonder what you are going to hear. Especially as ‘Cocaine Romance‘ is about the nightmarish journey a young woman takes as she succumbs to her vices.
However, it’s not all dark and gloomy, Marson’s wonderfully compelling vocal delivery is fused with vibrant electro-pop intersperses giving it an early 80’s gothic vibe, making this distinctive track well worth a listen. Check it out below.

Leave a Reply