A couple of days ago, on the 31st of March, Rainbow Kitten Surprise took the stage at Roundhouse in London, delivering an electrifying performance. The North Carolina-based band, known for their unique blend of indie-rock and alternative sounds, brought their A-game to the show.
As the lights dimmed, the band emerged on stage to a roar of applause from the crowd. Rainbow Kitten Surprise wasted no time launching their set with “Hide”. Lead singer Ela Melo immediately captivated the audience with her powerful vocals and dynamic stage presence.
Her soulful voice is the perfect complement to the band’s eclectic sound. The rest of the band — guitarists Darrick Keller and Ethan Goodpaster, bassist Charlie Holt, and drummer Jess Haney — were equally impressive, delivering a tight and cohesive performance.
The setlist was a carefully curated selection of the band’s most beloved tracks, including “When It Lands”, “Painkillers”, and “All’s Well That Ends”.
Rainbow Kitten Surprise’s performance was a true spectacle, with stunning visuals, and the band’s energy was infectious; it was impossible not to be swept away on the other side of the rainbow during the excitement of the moment. During the whole gig, the atmosphere was electric, with an air of excitement palpable throughout the venue.
One of the highlights of the show was the band’s performance of “Cocaine Jesus”, a hauntingly beautiful track that showcased Melo’s vocal range and the band’s intricate harmonies. The song had the audience swaying along, lost in the band’s emotive performance.
As the show came to an end, the band launched into their hit single, “It’s Called: Freefall”, bringing the crowd to their feet and leaving them begging for more. Anyone who has the opportunity to see Rainbow Kitten Surprise live should not miss this show.
Words + photography by Stefania Mohottige