SLAVES TO FASHION - EP review added 11th January 2010
EP Review: Slaves To Fashion EP (self-titled) (2009)
For fans of: Alt Rock.. and gender confusion
Norwegian band Slaves To Fashion - who dress rather normally in their promo shots - offer their debut release with this self-titled EP. The band used to be called P:O:B and released a full length album, Crossing Over under that moniker back in 2007.
The guys - Johannes Støle on vocals and keys, Torfinn Sirnes on guitar, John Henry Lind on bass, and Vidar Ingvaldsen on drums - are currently working on the first Slaves To Fashion full studio album so this EP serves as a mere warm-up to the soon-to-come main event.
The sound is orientated towards modern-ish rock but bathed in pop, chill out and indie. It's actually rather good, although it took a while to get into. There's no doubt the release is well written and well performed though.
There are no massive tracks, although opening number 'Mrs. Hero' isn't a long way off. Johannes has a pleasantly inoffensive voice with enough character to be memorable. It's easy to imagine the track getting airplay on rock/alternative radio stations.
It'll be interesting to hear what the next release sounds like. As a teaser this works well, but I think they'll need to up their game to sustain a listener's interested for a full LP. If all songs are as good as or better than the opener, Slaves To Fashion could be onto a winner.
Check out... That first track.
01. Mrs. Hero
02. Left Out In The Cold
03. The Garden (remix)
04. Out Of Here
Artist's website(s): MySpace