Alternative Friday

because great new music doesn’t always get the exposure it deserves

Austin based Charlie Belle are comprised of the wonderfully talented teenage siblings Jendayi Bonds (songwriter, vocalist, & guitar) and her brother Gyasi Bonds (drummer & vocalist), with their two EPs to date highlighting their infectious blend of joyous pop and sun-filled indie, aka “alternapop”. A year ago we featured them in an Emerging artists post, …

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As highlighted in the Best of 2015 Mixtape, it’s been another outstanding musical year for new and independent artists. So as it draws to a close we reveal our Alternative Friday Awards, which cover an eclectic array of music, from the rousing and the mellow… to the rather bemused! So who are the winners? Best …

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The hugely impressive music in this latest entry takes us from Broxburn, Scotland to Austin, Texas, and covers all sorts, from brash indie to tender folk. I love ’em all, but which are your favourites? Indigo Sixteen – Decide Teenage indie/punk quartet Indigo Sixteen come from Broxburn in Scotland, and if Decide is anything to go by then …

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