I was recently given the chance to review One eskimO's new CD. They are a critically acclaimed English band, who's hit song "Kandi" has spent 4 weeks and counting on adult rock radio.
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 for everyone to enjoy.
When I popped the CD into my car, I was instantly impressed with One eskimO. I sometimes have trouble getting through a whole CD but I loved every song and didn't want to get out of the car. Very enjoyable.
The lead singer, Kristian Leontiou is such a great singer! His voice is absolutely amazing. He kind of has that John Maher vibe, which is not a bad thing. One eskimO really reaches out to the female audience with their wonderful lyrics and Leontiou's sultry voice. I hate to say it but he really makes this band complete.
I have to say though, my favorites are "Kandi" and "Amazing". Both songs are beautifully written and you will want to listen to them over and over again. "Kandi" is catchy with a laid back beat that you will want to keep hitting repeat on your ipod or at least I did! Where as "Amazing" has a wonderful french horn in the beginning, it's something you would want to play in the background for a dinner party with your friends.
Those are just my favorite but all the songs are all expertly crafted and nicely packaged into one great album! I have the CD in my car and it will to continue to be in there for a while. I think One eskimO is a group to watch and before long they will be played on the radio non-stop!
Here are their tour dates for this summer...and who doesn't love a summer concert?! I wish they were going to be coming to my town but I will just have to be patient.
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 the One eskimO CD to review on my blog. No other compensation was given. All opinions are based on my own thoughts.