One eskimO review & free song download

I recently had the opportunity to review One eskimO’s self-titled debut album thanks to the One2One Network.

When I work past 3AM, I turn on VH1’s Nocturnal State for background noise to keep me awake. The show has introduced me to a few bands that catch and keep my attention. One eskimO is one of them.

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).

Their #1 hit “Kandi” has regularly played on VH1’s Nocturnal State as well as on adult alternative rock radio stations. I find myself singing along whenever I hear it! Watch the video on YouTube.

Since receiving the album, I have been listening to it while working. It’s very relaxing music – something I can listen to over and over without getting tired of it. I agree with Billboard Magazine, which calls the album “…catchy, ambient pop.”

At times (very brief moments), One eskimO reminds me of the 80’s and 90’s style music of Paul Simon, Michael Penn, Bryan Ferry and Jean-Jacques Goldman (French singer).

You can download their song “Astronauts” for free. Just click on the button that reads “& Download Astronauts”. Unfortunately the special offer appears to have been from the 2009 holidays since it is no longer $5.99 on iTunes.

One eskimO is on tour supporting Michael Franti, in addition to playing at festivals and headlining shows. Here are the upcoming dates:

May 26 – Smith’s Olde Bar (solo date) – Atlanta GA
May 28 – Outland on Liberty – Columbus OH
Jun 01 – The Guvernment – Toronto ON (Canada)
Jun 03 – The Beach at Governors Island – New York NY
Jun 04 – House of Blues – Boston MA
Jun 05 – Champlain Valley Exposition – Essex Junction VT
Jun 06 – Mountain Jam Festival – Hunter NY
Jun 08 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak MI
Jun 09 – Orbit Room – Grand Rapids MI
Jun 10 – Radio Radio – Indianapolis IN
Jun 12 – Minglewood Hall – Memphis TN
Jun 13 – Crossroads – Kansas City MO
Jun 15 – Blueberry Hill (solo date) – St. Louis MO
Jun 17 – 3rd & Lindsley (solo date) – Nashville TN
Jun 18 – Southgate House (solo date) – Newport KY
Jun 19 – Taste of Randolph Street (solo date) – Chicago IL
Jun 20 – People’s Court (solo date) – Des Moines IA
Jun 21 – Waiting Room (solo date) – Omaha NE
Jun 28 – Largo (solo date) – Los Angeles CA
Jul 01 – Anthology – San Diego CA
Aug 14 – The Fields at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – Mile High Festival – Denver, CO
Nov 13 – Fox Theater – Boulder CO

Why do the musicians that I would like to see skip Dallas?

If you want to try to win a copy of the album and a t-shirt, check out these blogs.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the One eskimO album from the One2One Network in exchange for posting this review. All opinions (unless otherwise stated) are my own.

One Response to “One eskimO review & free song download”

  1. May 26th, 2010 at 2:54 am

    Kimberly says:

    I just recently heard the song Kandi on the radio and fell in love with it.. thanks for the free song download link, I’m downloading now 🙂

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