Hello everybody, today I am back with the latest in my ‘Artist of the week’ series. Of course, this series is the one where I share with you an artist I have been loving over the past week in less than 400 words. I’m happy to say this week’s artist of the week is LA indie four-piece Arms Akimbo.
While studying at college student Matthew Sutton dreamed of forming a band inspired by the likes of Local Natives and Portugal the man, he enlisted buddies Peter Chris & Colin and Arms Akimbo was born!
Shortly after forming they dropped their debut EP ‘Vignettes’ which has racked up a massive 2 million+ streams on Spotify as well as catching the attention of the mainstream industry which lead to slots supporting WALK THE MOON and Said the Whale to name a few.
Following the massive success of the EP, they have recently hit the studio to record new material for their sophomore release, an EP entitled, ‘The Wrong Kind Of Dance Party’. Teasing this new music they have released two promotional singled ‘None of My Business’ and ‘Seven mirrors’ None of my business is a track that fuses infectious guitar riffs with an anthemic chorus and driving powerful drums while Seven mirrors showcase warm yet husky vocals with soaring harmonies and intricate songwriting. So there really is a contrast in the sound they are producing which is super refreshing. I’m really excited to listen to the EP in its entirety when it’s released over the coming weeks.
There is so much to come from these guys and I can’t wait to see what they do next. I really recommend you check them out, link will be below.