With a name like Rainbow Kitten Surprise, it’s easy to get confused as far as what these guys are all about, but don’t let that stop you from checking them out.
Their unique blend of indie pop and folk rock makes for a smooth sound combined with a light-hearted atmosphere that they bring to the stage for every show. All of that plus their ability to engage an audience with their fun spirit means that this will be a show you won’t soon forget.
Rainbow Kitten Surprise is in the middle of their first solo tour, and have played several other festivals including Bonnaroo, Loufest and Firefly.
I saw them live for the first time this past weekend at Austin City Limits and they blew me away, specifically lead singer Sam Melo. As a vocalist with no instrumental responsibilities, he engaged the crowd with his high energy and got us all through the unbearable Austin heat.
This post was written by Hannah Greteman, contributing writer for The Blue Note & Rose blog.