Thursday, May 20, 2010

CD Review: One eskimO

For my loyal readers and for those of you who may have just landed here for the first time today, I wanted to introduce you to a new feature of my blog.  The REVIEW feature.  From time to time, I'll be blogging about music, products and services.  All of the opinions you read here will be my own.  I will merely be reviewing said items with my own thoughts and feelings about them.  I will always tell you upfront that what you're reading is a review and I will always include information regarding my compensation in order to comply with FCC regulations for bloggers.

I was selected to review a self titled CD from One eskimO and let me tell you, this CD has now been officially placed into my own HEAVY ROTATION category for my own music listening pleasure!  One eskimO is a band of four guys from the UK (I have a thing for music from the UK)....  their sound is quite mellow which I really like!  I think it's the perfect soundtrack for warm weather chillin' on the deck with a drink, preferably beer or wine and being in the company of someone you kinda dig ;)  Currently they have a hit song called Kandi and you can see the video here:

I don't want to compare One eskimO to any other band but I will name a few that come to mind when listening to their album...  the use of saxophones and horns makes me think of Dave Matthews Band, the same goes for their melodic and happy vocals.  Another band that comes to mind is Oasis although, I'll be honest, I'm not sure why, maybe it's the mellow factor here? They really do remind me of music I listened to quite a bit in college but I still have a place for them in my mp3 player these days too (Jamiroquai also comes to mind here too).  Aside from who they remind me of they really do have a sound that is all their own.  It's modern and fresh without too much of one thing or too little of another.  This CD can be rated G from what I can tell and that means it is safe for the under 18 crowd.  My toddlers have heard parts of the CD in the car and around the house and they too seem to enjoy it, they are slightly picky with their musical tastes and prefer to listen to Humpty Dumpty or Dave Matthews...  I'm trying to help them branch out a bit.  LOL!

One eskimO has just launched their Spring/Summer tour, check out their site to see if they are visiting a city near you.  You can also get a free download of their song "Astronauts" via Twitter.  They can be found on Facebook too!

I received a full copy of One eskimO's self titled CD in order to listen to their music and write this review.


Julie_Gong said...

i'd heard of One eskimO before and particularly like 'giving up' but never realized it was a remix so i was totally blown away by their actual sound. run on. i like it. i like it a lot.

Cara said...

Thanks for the visit and comment Julie! It was fun to review a cd that I actually enjoyed LOL!