Label: indie 2011
Review by Kimmo Toivonen
ESTD are back for another try with their quirky contemporary rock sound. I reviewed their previous effort three years ago, and in between they've released one internet single and an acoustic 2-track CD. This is their longest CD so far, with a total of 5 songs...
The highlight of the EP is the catchy and energetic opener "It's In My Head" and I quite like "Resentment Stuck Deep" too, which owes a little to "Here Comes The Sun" by The Beatles. The title track has some of that bounciness and energy of the opener, yet it's like a more melancholic and less catchy cousin of it. The last two tracks see the band moving towards a "post-grunge" style, although still keeping their polished and finished sound. "Repeat" has an OK chorus, but "Night" leaves me a bit cold. Fans of Poets Of The Fall might find it to their liking though.
The production is spot on, the vocals are excellent and the overall feel of this CD is again very "ready". Yet they're still unsigned... one of these days they'll write "that one song" which will knock down the doors I hope.