Hear the breezy UK-flavored track “Petting Zoo” from Austin-based Bonds siblings now via Noisey, New EP arrives on Sept. 18th
Charlie Belle (L-R): Gyasi Bonds, Jendayi Bonds. Photo Credit: Barclay Ice & Coal.
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Hear “Petting Zoo” from the upcoming Charlie Belle EP “I Don’t Want To Be Alone” via Noisey or at the link below!
Charlie Belle – In The Press
“More interested in wordplay than in showing off.” – NPR
“New Band of the Week” – The Guardian
“These are some of the raddest kids around.” – NYLON
“The most infectious kind of power-pop.” – Wired
“Super-melodic, toe-tapping guitar-pop.” – ROOKIE
“Wanna feel good? Press play.” – Noisey on Charlie Belle
“It’s pretty R&B inspired, which excites me,” Jendayi Bonds of teen sister-brother duo Charlie Belle explains about the band’s new EP “I Don’t Want To Be Alone,” scheduled for release on Sept. 18th, 2015. “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.”
She has succeeded.
This time, complemented by the agile bass playing of studio vet David Andersen, the songs jump in a way that gets in your face, under your skin, and into your heart and mind. The groove Jendayi is feeling hits home and is immediate.
“Nobody knows me like I do / But everyone is telling me what I’m supposed to do / And nobody knows what goes on in my head / But everyone is acting like all my thoughts can be read,” Jendayi sings on just-premiered the track “Petting Zoo,” the song most reminiscent of the band’s previous EP (early 2015’s “Get To Know”), bearing a distinct UK sound that doesn’t quit.
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 their breezy debut, 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 she 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 new collection 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, arrives on Sept. 18th, 2015. Jendayi Bonds is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
“I Don’t Want To Be Alone” EP
Sept. 18th, 2015
01. I Don’t Want To Be Alone
02. Petting Zoo (STREAM)
03. Speak Your Mind
04. You Don’t Know Me
05. Find You
Charlie Belle Links
Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion