Artist: One EskimO Video: 'Amazing' Highlight: The London indie act performs their…
- Posted on Nov 24th 2010 2:00PM by Linda Laban
Little Polar Records
"Life isn't like that, girls jumping around and dancing around with hardly anything on," the British rock band's singer admits. So, no spring break-style wild tales? "It was a little bit calmer than that," he says, laughing.
Leontiou's London accent might sound a dead ringer for Russell Brand's but, clearly, he isn't the hell raiser his fellow countryman is reputed to be. "I promise you there was nothing," he says. "My girlfriend flew into San Francisco the day we did the sorority show. She was tired. We did the show and then went back to the hotel."
Even though Leontiou estimates the audience was 95 percent girls, for One Eskimo, whose self-titled debut album was released in the UK and US last September, all shows are created equal. "We never get out of the tour bus and say, 'Oh, this show doesn't mean anything,'" he says. "I never know in advance where we're playing anyway. I find out what the show is when I get there. I was a bit surprised when we got to a sorority though. To be honest, they were all really cool. They sat around and offered us some ice cream. It's strange -- they told us they weren't allowed alcohol on the premises. Fraternities, you can drink in them but you can't in the girls' ones."
"We've done far stranger shows than the sorority shows," Leontiou adds. "We played the zoo in Central Park. That was our first show in America. We just do the best show for the situation. We try and change the show to fit the surroundings we're in. Whether it's a sorority or a zoo, it doesn't really make a different to me."