CD Review: One eskimO

by Dee on May 27, 2010

in Music & CD Reviews

One eskimO cd cover I recently received a copy of One eskimO’s debut album to review from One2One Network.  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).

If you listen to pop or adult alternative radio stations, you’ve probably already heard the song “Kandi” since it has hit #1 on adult rock radio.  If not, you can check out the video on YouTube and give it a listen.  I think it is my favorite song on the album, although “Chocolate” and “Amazing” are both close seconds.  “Kandi” just tends to get stuck in my head a little more.

Billboard Magazine calls One eskimO’s self-titled debut album “…catchy, ambient pop.”  I call it perfect rainy day music.  Overall, it is pretty mellow with a nice pop feel to it.  It’s great to listen to in the office while I’m working, but I probably wouldn’t put it on when I need an energy boost.

If you want to catch One eskimO live, they are touring throughout May, June, and July supporting Michael Franti in addition to some festivals and headlining shows.  They’ll be at the Crossroads in Kansas City on June 13th if any local people want to check them out.

One eskimO photo

Want more One eskimO?  Get a free download of “Astronauts” by tweeting, visit the One eskimO  web site, connect on Facebook, or check out their YouTube channel!

Have you heard One eskimO yet?  I’d love to hear what you think of them in the comments!

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