Following a recommendation from Melody on Douban, I joined the Caramel Mint group, was added as a friend by their lead singer, Nini, and went to go check them out up at Live Bar in support of Runaway Snail about a month ago. At the time, I was struck by how strong Nini was as a singer and as a performer, especially considering the band was new. Turns out, I shouldn't have been so surprised.
In fairness to Melody/Nini, there was no attempt to deceive. In the personal description box on Melody's Douban, she's written that she has now joined a new band, Caramel Mint, but she uses that profile so infrequently, I've not bothered to look at it for ages. Obviously the reason she doesn't use it so much is because she's got the new Nini profile now. So it's not her trying to lead a double life or anything like that, just me not recognising her. Weird.
Anyway, it's great to have her back on the scene - she is a fantastic singer. You can catch Caramel Mint at the female vocalist show at the Dream Factory on December 12th, along with Bang Bang Tang, Second, Momo, Miss Panda and The Dovetail Joints.