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Hail to the Eskimo

Born from a school days friendship, Hail to the Eskimo write songs that are upbeat bundles of sonic energy reflecting the stranger parts of life and love with a witty commentary on the mundane.

With their high octane catchy melodies, the band have danced their way through venues up and down the UK including The Kasbah in Coventry, The O2 Academy in Sheffield, Moho Live in Manchester, The Green Room in Welwyn Garden City and Club 85 in Hertfordshire.

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They have shared the stage with bands such as Chris Helme of The Yards and Seahorses, Pineapple Dance Studio's, Starman, and opened up for Tinchy Stryder at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster.

Recognition for the band includes the song 'Queen of the Disco' being played on numerous radio stations nationwide, culminating in a live session for BBC 'Raw Talent Introducing' on BBC Radio Sheffield. The band were chosen to record a song for local label, Circuit Records, as part of a compilation album showcasing the best local bands in South Yorkshire. They have received glowing press reviews in a variety of publications such as the Playmusic Pickup magazine. The magazine featured them as 'Kerchoonz Band of the Month', when they were described as creating a "liquid sound that will show you a good time". In the summer of 2010 the band released their first single 'Anything Can Happen Tonight' on independent label Tighter Records and most recently contributed to a compilation CD released by Kitchen Gig Records.

Listing a vast number of bands as influences, from Blondie through XTC and My Bloody Valentine to The Smiths, Pulp and Placebo, Hail to the Eskimo dip their feet into many genres. New Wave, Indie, Alternative, Pop, Rock, Funk, Disco, Grunge and even Metal. They are a wall of delay drenched guitars set against pounding dance beats that rumble beneath shimmering heartfelt vocals to create a sound that is melodic, driving and ultimately danceable.

Hail to the Eskimo, Sheffield
music type
New wave / Alt / Rock / Pop - Live originals band (5 members)
available for
Any event including; Bar/Pub/Club, Events, Wedding, Party, Festival, Corporate,
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1
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