UK pop-rock band One eskimO album review

Have you heard of the hot English band One eskimO? I hadn’t until just recently, I’m so glad to have been introduced to them through One2One Network. You have probably heard their song ‘Kandi’, it’s currently the #1 adult alternative song and has been for four weeks! If not you should really check out the Kandi video on You Tube, I love it! The video has been on MTV, VH1 and other popular music channels, it can also be heard on the prime-time drama show ‘BONES’!

The band is fronted by singer-songwriter Kristian Leontiou and includes musicians Pete Rinaldi on guitar, Jamie Sefton on bass/horns and Adam Falkner rockin’ the drums. In 2009 One eskimO performed for over 300,000 people in the United States and United Kingdom while openeing for Tori Amos, Bob Schneider and Gomez. This year they will be opening for Michael Franti and Spearhead during their May/June/July 2010 tour.

My View

One eskimO is a new kind of sound for me. They’re quirky yet relatable. Kristian Leontiou’s voice is clear, smooth and relaxing. I can actually feel my body slowly open up to let go of the day’s worries and revel in the gorgeous vocals and instruments. LOVE the horns! It reaches in and mellows your soul. I love how each song tells a little story, paints a scene in your imagination and draws you in. After listening to the album several times in a row I was so completely and totally relaxed. You know how you feel when you finally get to sit down after a long hard day, that moment when you sigh and think “AHHH, I can just be”? That’s how it made me feel. I liked it. I think if you enjoy soulful, melodic, sexy music then you’ll love One eskimO. Like the words in ‘Astronauts’ – You’re floating away. It helps you breathe :) I had planned on giving the album away after the review but after falling in love with them I’m sorry I just can’t part with it! You’ll have to go get your own!

One eskimO Track List


  • Hometime
  • Astronauts
  • Kandi
  • Slip
  • Simple Day
  • Givin Up
  • Chocolate
  • All Balloons
  • Chosen One
  • UFO
  • Amazing

Right now you can receive a free mp3 download of “Astronauts” via Twitter! Keep up to date with the latest One eskimO news via their Facebook, Twitter and You Tube Channel then see if they have any tour dates near you! You can find One eskimO’s newly released album at Target, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble and Borders stores nationwide.

~ FTC compliant disclosure: As a member of the One2One Network I was sent the One eskimO album to review. I will also be entered into a random drawing for a gift card for sharing my review. All opinions are my own, yours may vary. No other compensation was received for this post. Please see my full disclosure here.

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Henrietta Newman is a tech loving, video game playing, pr friendly single mom / gramma blogger who talks about life with a teen daughter, an adult son, a toddler granddaughter and all that it entails. Subscribe to A Hen's Nest for giveaways, delicious family recipes, reviews and more!

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