It's hard to pigeon hole the sound of One eskimO, but ambient, electro, acoustic hits the right note. If you love vibey music that sets the mood to hang out, chill out and tune in, then their CD is just for you.
I like it because it's so mellow and relaxing, yet still beautiful and haunting. It's the perfect CD to listen to while having some me time. I am really liking their unique and fresh sound. Plus, lately I've had all the children's music I can take and this is a welcome alternative. If you're not familiar with the band, One eskimO is a critically-acclaimed English band fronted by singer-songwriter Kristian Leontiou and includes musicians Pete Rinaldi (guitar), Jamie Sefton (bass, horns) and Adam Falkner (drums).
They currently have the #1 adult alternative song called 'Kandi' which you may have already heard since it's the most played song on all adult rock radio 4 weeks and counting, and if you haven't heard it, take a minute to check out the video for 'Kandi', above. (If you're an email subscriber please click over to see it!) Billboard Magazine calls One eskimO's self-titled debut album "...catchy, ambient pop." and Los Angeles Times Magazine hails the song "Kandi" “a beautiful, aspirational track.” The album is available in stores now and includes the following tracks: Hometime, Astronauts, Kandi, Slip, Simple Day, Givin Up, Chocolate, All Balloons, Chosen One, UFO, Amazing.
Click here to get check out the deluxe version available on iTunes which features a bonus track and pairs the album with The Adventures of One eskimO an animated story set to the music of the entire album. You can also listen to more of their music by downloading "Astronauts", click here get it for free via Twitter.
I think they'd be a great band to see live, a fun date night for sure! This is definitely one band both Brad and I can listen to together, they kind of make me feel like I'm back in my "cool" college days - even though I'm not sure I was "cool" at any point in my life, LOL!
One eskimO is on tour May/June/July supporting Michael Franti and in addition to festivals and headlining shows. See them on the following dates and venues:
- May 14: Miami, FL at the Fillmore
- May 15: Jacksonville, FL at Free Bird Live
- May 18: Orlando, FL at House of Blues
- May 19: Tampa, FL at The Ritz Ybor
- May 22: Raleigh, NC at Lincoln Theatre
- May 24: Asheville, NC at The Orange Peel
- May 25: Charleston, SC at The Music Farm
- Jun 01: Toronto, ON at The Guvernment
- Jun 03: New York, NY at The Beach at Governor’s Island
- Jun 04: Boston, MA at House of Blues
- Jun 05: Essex Junction, VT at Camplain Valley Expo
- Jun 06: Hunter, NY at Mountain Jam Festival
- Jun 08: Royal Oak, MI at Royal Oak Music Thtr
- Jun 09: Grand Rapids, MI at Orbit Room
- Jun 12: Memphis, TN at Minglewood Hall
- Jun 13: Kansas City, MO at Crossroads
- Aug 14: Denver, CO at the Mile High Festival
One of my readers will win a copy of One eskimO's debut CD and the t-shirt shown above!
Tell me what song is your current favorite, by any artist, I want to know what you can't get out of your head☺ Cause Kandi keeps running through mine!
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Disclaimer: Thank you to One2One Network for facilitating this review and giveaway. Opinions expressed in this post are my own personal and unbiased views; yours may differ.