The local artist of the week feature is typically reserved for bands that have an established following and are on the cusp of making it big on a national level. Instead, today I wanted to bring forth a group that is incredibly new but within their songs you can find signs of a bright musical future.
The Karma Kicks are a rock trio out of St. Paul made up of Andy Arvidson, Dave Abbot, and Andy Vogl. Their official formation came in 2012 but they’ve been friends for the better part of a decade. They have a garage band sound but at times they show similarities to early Kings of Leon (“Under Your Skin”) or Scott H. Biram. And then they’ll throw you for a loop with folkier songs like “Biscuits and Gravy.” Although their sound is not yet polished, I can only assume as they grow as a band and songwriters, so will their sound.