The vocals in “Hide” are refreshingly distinctive. And while our understanding of the lyrics (included below) is far from fully developed, there is a sense of integrity that percolates from each verse. That integrity sits atop instrumental support with both subtle shifts and ear-grabbing jumps that evidence the passion Rainbow Kitten Surprise holds for its craft.
“Hide” is most closely aligned with the Indie Folk genre, but has an instrumental and vocal quirkiness bearing similarities to the Worldbeat of some of the best offerings of tUnE-yArDs. The track includes many praiseworthy features, but we particularly enjoy the bursts of band vocals/shouts. For comparison, the video of the more melodic “Holy War” is included in this post.
Rainbow Kitten Surprise is based in Boone, North Carolina. The members are Sam Melo (lead vocals), Ethan Goodpaster (lead guitar, backing vocals), Darrick “Bozzy” Keller (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Charlie Holt (bass, backing vocals), and Jess Haney (drums). On April 6, 2018, they will release the LP “How To: Friend, Love, Freefall,” which will include "Hide" and "Holy War."
Rainbow Kitten Surprise is on tour in support of the LP. The demand for tickets has led to shifts to larger venues, added dates, and many sellouts. We sheepishly admit to missing the opportunity to purchase tickets for their visit to The Fillmore in San Francisco. For ticket information, CLICK HERE.