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Rainbow Kitten Surprise - June 2018

June’s Artist To Watch is Rainbow Kitten Surprise.
The five piece hail from Boone, North Carolina. Fronted by Sam Melo, the band have developed quite a significant following on the indie music circuit, selling out shows here in the States on word of mouth buzz and a couple of independently released records. Recently signed to a major label, Elektra Records, the new album - How To: Friend, Love, Freewill – showcases what they do best, which is an often hard to describe mix of indie folk rock, with touches of hip-hop and acoustic soul, eclectic arrangements, and Melo’s singular vocal style.