One eskimO

Posted by Sophie Stratford | Posted in Acoustic, Electro, Independent Music Finds, Other, Rock, Sophie Stratford | Posted on 17-09-2009

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One eskimO are a four piece indie rock band from London, and despite a small fan base their music is a unique melodic mix of funky soft riffs and powerful vocals. One eskimO are a band accompanied by animation created by Passion Picture, the team that brought us Gorillaz, each member of the band is represented by a cartoon character, a penguin, eskimo, giraffe and a comical monkey.  The animation is always shown at their live performances on a large screen behind the band and the music is the soundtrack to the film giving their performances a unique modern take on the silent movie.

Frontman Kristian Leontiou embarked on the One eskimO project. He said: “I wanted to create a sound of my own: magical, ambient, filmic, acoustic, beautiful and meaningful. I wanted to write about how I felt about life, love, losses and failures, highs and lows, even heartbreaks. But also about how amazing human life is and how mind-blowing our very existence is.”

Somehow their music is honest and it seems like the band mean every word they sing.  One eskimO are an outstanding band and yes there is room for improvement on their live performances but they certainly deserve more recognition than they are getting.

By Sophie Stratford

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