Artist To Watch

WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe

XPN2 - Jingle Jams

XPN's own Kris Kringle, (Robert Drake) is presenting a unique mix of seasonal songs celebrating both the holiday and winter seasons.

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

XPoNential Radio

  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size

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.