Under the new moniker, Slaves To Fashion (formerly known as Pedestrians Of Blue), takes the band into new directions with a more indie based sound. The result is a self titled EP which contains 3 new songs and one remix song from the Pedestrian Of Blue’s Crossing Over album. The line-up continues with Johannes Stole (vocals),Harald Levang (drums), Torfinn Sirnes (guitars) and Rudolf Fredly (bass), the same as on Pedestrians Of Blue.
The EP starts off with, “Mrs. Hero”, a song that could easily be on heavy rotation on any major video & radio channels. It has a highly infectious vibe that makes you want to hear it over and over. My favorite song of the EP is called “Left Out In The Cold”, which has a more hard rock approach to it. This would have been a better opening track to set the mood for the rest of the album.
Next up is a remix of a song that was on the Pedestrians Of Blue album Crossing Over, called “The Garden”. It doesn’t better the original, just gives a different approach. Ending off the EP is “Out Of Here”. It has a different sound than the others while still remaining cohesive. There’s more of an dreamy atmospheric vibe to the song, almost a haunting appeal.
This EP should hold over fans until they release their first full length album, which hopefully will be released in 2010. Judging from these songs, I think the band will have an excellent sounding debut album.
Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on February 25th, 2010