“Sophistication is the name of the game with the multi-talented group that forms Eleanora. Complex tracks with highly poetic lyrics and a myriad of instruments makes their 2012 release, Some Happy Accidents, a charming and gothic experience. The harmonies dance effortlessly above the instrumentation and soar through notes of pure vocal bliss. Eleanora doesn’t adhere to the typical indie, folk rock aesthetic and makes a point to push their talents to the forefront and make them hard to go unnoticed. The arrangements are strikingly dark and ethereal, but the addition of the violin lightens it up and offers a warmer tone. Hopefully we’ll hear more from Eleanora in the near future!”
" There are a couple of things you should know about Eleanora from the get-go: It’s a band, not a female solo singer; it uses violins (note: we didn’t say fiddles), but it’s not a Celtic folk band; and there are two couples within its ranks. Take that, Jack White. In fact, Eleanora is a band truly unlike any other, and that’s kind of the point of what these five people are doing — creating something unique and intellectually challenging out of the traditional and familiar..."
"Eleanora is making some refreshing noise with the release of its first full-length album. The band uses a variety of interesting instruments, including glockenspiel, vibraphone, melodica and even a Speak & Spell, to create a sound that could be described as orchestral rock."
“Disarmingly beautiful folk rock with an orchestral coating, every bit of this Detroit quintet's debut radiates elegance, whether it's the twanging electric guitar, the somber sawing cello or even the prancing chimes of the xylophone. Tight rhythms supplement a steady trot that wanders away from the city and into the countryside, varyingly warmed and chilled by the forceful voices of its dual songstresses. "Just Your Kiss" is a pensive, somber waltz; "All Ascending" is a nuanced, shuffling strummer that shifts into more rock-ish terrain. Worth a listen: "Son of God"”