Wednesday, June 2, 2010

One eskimO CD Review and Links

I recently discovered a fun music CD to listen to while driving the kids around for our summer adventures! One eskimO's self-titled debut album is a nice mix of light and heavier sounds and emotions. They're a British band that can run from pop to a more alternative sound without getting too serious. I liked the popular track "Kandi", but also enjoyed many of the others including Hometime and Chocolate (I can never resist this!). I wasn't able to catch them when they played Ybor City in Tampa recently, but I've heard the show was good. There's a free download of "Astronauts" from the CD, and I'm providing the link below - courtesy of the band!

Simple Day
Givin Up
All Balloons
Chosen One

Visit their website and other awsome resources:

One eskimO Website:
“Kandi” Video:
Tour Dates:
Band’s Facebook:
You Tube Channel:
Deluxe Edition on iTunes:
Free Download of “Astronauts” via Twitter:

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

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.

The album release comes in tandem with a full length animated film. “Hometime”, one of the tracks that an animated short was first done with proved to be quite a sensation. It received numerous honors at film festivals around the world, as well as a 2008 British Animation Award.

Band is on tour May/June/July supporting Michael Franti and in addition to festivals and headlining shows

Tour Dates
May 14 Miami, FL Fillmore
May 15 Jacksonville, FL Free Bird Live
May 18 Orlando, FL House of Blues
May 19 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
May 22 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
May 24 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
May 25 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
Jun 01 Toronto, ON The Guvernment
Jun 03 New York, NY The Beach at Governor’s Island
Jun 04 Boston, MA House of Blues
Jun 05 Essex Junction, VT Camplain Valley Expo
Jun 06 Hunter, NY Mountain Jam Festival
Jun 08 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Thtr
Jun 09 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
Jun 12 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
Jun 13 Kansas City, MO Crossroads
Aug 14 Denver, CO Mile High Festival

I received a copy of the music CD One eskimO courtesy of One2One Network to help facilitate this review.

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