Rainbow Kitten Surprise - "Hide"

Rainbow Kitten Surprise releases third track off upcoming LP

"Hide" shows off everything that makes RKS a band to watch in 2018

By: Sam Eeckhout


Instantly infectious and toe-tapping, the new single "Hide" from North Carolinian band Rainbow Kitten Surprise grabs hold of you and doesn't let go. From the first note, lead singer Sam Melo teases his impressive range, dipping in and out of falsetto octaves as the band slowly creates the mood to get up and dance. The third single from their highly-anticipated label debut LP, HOW TO: FRIEND, LOVE, FREEFALL, which arrives everywhere Friday, April 6th, "Hide" teeters between Nathaniel Rateliff and Modest Mouse while fusing Born Ruffian-esque backup vocals and straight-up soul.

The song builds slowly and patiently before organs kick in half-way through, guitars crackle and the steady, solo bass drum brings us to a unique, almost dissonant guitar breakdown. You can hear the band having fun. Melo sings "I hate you more than I miss you" over the inertia and from there it's full speed ahead. Guitars begin strumming, backup vocals creep in and the tempo picks up. "Hide" concludes with a perfect climax building into to a full blown dance off.

You are going to want to keep an eye on RKS in 2018. The album’s first two tracks have been met with critical acclaim, with CLASH heralding recent release “Holy War” as a genre-defying fusion… Multiple harmonies coalesce into something curiously outlandish yet remarkably concise…yet completely accessible.” Now teaming up with GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Sleeper Agent), Rainbow Kitten Surprise is creating a momentum that cannot be stopped. 

On March 29th, Rainbow Kitten Surprise will kick off their North American “The Friend, Love, Freefall Tour” with a sold out two-night stand at Atlanta’s Terminal West. The headline tour is almost entirely sold out, with venues upgraded in 6 cities, and second shows added in Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh, and Denver. On top of that, the band is becoming festival regulars, with stops at Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Sloss Fest & Forecastle Festival all scheduled this year. Check out all tour dates below, grab tickets right here and order the LP here.

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RKS 2018 Tour Dates


29 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West – SOLD OUT

30 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West – SOLD OUT

31 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel – SOLD OUT


2 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm– SOLD OUT

3 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre– SOLD OUT

4 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore – UPGRADED VENUE; SOLD OUT

6 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz – SECOND SHOW ADDED; SOLD OUT

7 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz – SOLD OUT

8 – Washington, DC – The 9:30 Club – SOLD OUT

10 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel – SECOND SHOW ADDED

11 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel – SOLD OUT

12 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer – SOLD OUT

14 – Boston, MA – Royale – SOLD OUT

16 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall – UPGRADED VENUE

17 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre

18 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall – SOLD OUT

20 – Nashville, TN – The Cannery – SOLD OUT

21 – Chicago, IL – Metro – SOLD OUT

23 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre – SOLD OUT

24 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

25 – Kansas City, MO – Madrid Theatre

27 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre – SECOND SHOW ADDED; SOLD OUT

28 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre – SOLD OUT

30 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot


1 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma – UPGRADED VENUE

3 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo – UPGRADED VENUE

4 – Vancouver, BC – The Vogue – UPGRADED VENUE

5 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom – SOLD OUT

7 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

8 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore – SOLD OUT

10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre – SOLD OUT

11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre – SECOND SHOW ADDED

12 – San Diego, Ca – The Observatory – North Park

14 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren

15 – Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole

17 – Austin, TX – Stubbs – UPGRADED VENUE; SOLD OUT

18 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater – SOLD OUT

19 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall