17-year-old songwriter Jendayi Bonds, 15-year-old brother Gyasi to play free holiday show at Rockwood Music Hall next Wednesday.
Charlie Belle (L-R): Gyasi Bonds, Jendayi Bonds. Photo Credit: Barclay Ice & Coal.
Charlie Belle – In The Press
“Infectious, Brit-flavored indie pop.” – NPR
“Charlie Belle is outstanding.” – KUTX
“Wanna feel good? Press play.” – Noisey
“Some of the raddest kids around.” – NYLON
“The most infectious kind of power-pop.” – Wired
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Hear “I Don’t Want To Be Alone” from Charlie Belle at NPR Music and see the video via Yahoo! or at the links below!
NYC! See Charlie Belle live at Rockwood Music Hall on Weds., Dec. 23rd at 8PM. Free show!
“It’s pretty R&B inspired,” Jendayi Bonds, the 17-year-old singer-songwriter of Charlie Belle explains about “I Don’t Want To Be Alone,” the duo’s new EP, out now. “I’ve really been feeling the groove and trying to figure out a way to put that into Charlie Belle without taking away from who we are.”
The groove Jendayi is feeling hits home and is immediate on the EP’s title track, recently premiered by NPR, which will also air a piece about the band Sunday, December 27th on its “Weekend Edition” program. Miss the summer? The video for “I Don’t Want To Be Alone” will bring you right back. See it now via Yahoo!
New York-based fans of Charlie Belle can catch the band’s first NYC live appearance next Wednesday, December 23rd at Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen St.) at 8PM. Admission is free!
The Bonds siblings, who began playing together as a duo in 2011 (promptly landing in USA Today with a cover of “Strange Powers” by Magnetic Fields), made a splash earlier this year with the breezy debut EP “Get To Know,” which recalled the English “alternapop” sound of the 90’s in a succinct and memorable handful of songs that reflected Jendayi’s mature-beyond-her-years songwriting.
Displaying a style that Jendayi began to hone starting with her first songwriting attempts at only 10-years-old (brother Gyasi started on drums at four), the “Get To Know” EP earned Jendayi’s songs their first bit of national attention. The “I Don’t Want To Be Alone” EP shows off a major step forward in the young lyricist’s songwriting and abilities with a hook.
“I Don’t Want To Be Alone,” the latest EP from Charlie Belle, is out now. Jendayi and Gyasi are available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
“I Don’t Want To Be Alone” EP
03. Speak Your Mind
04. You Don’t Know Me
05. Find You
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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion