With over 120 individual press placements, Charlie Belle's debut EP Get To Know hit the industry with a bang. WIRED proclaimed that the Austin-based brother-sister duo were "armed with the most infectious kind of power-pop," with Nylon adding that "their music gives off a definitive youthful vibe, but their master of their instruments and original catchy songwriting skills show that Charlie Belle's maturity is most definitely not defined by their age." NPR Music foreshadowed that Charlie Belle would be one of the "musicians you'll tell your friends about in 2015" and after signing with NY-based boutique label, Fanatic Records, the release of their second EP I Don't Want To Be Alone had Billboard noting that "Jendayi's velvety vocals sound quite comfy in the headphones..."
A lot can happen in two years and although they are no longer the mid-teens who The Guardian said "make melodic indie-pop feel like a viable option for the first time in eons," the truth remains. With a bit more musical maturity under their belts, Charlie Belle has spent the last year writing and recording their debut LP close to home at Orb Recording Studios, with owner and producer Matt Noveskey of Blue October. Staying close to their indie-pop roots, these 10 songs call to mind Jenny Lewis, Ingrid Michaelson, with bits of Neko Case thrown in. This album delivers on the promise put forth by Get To Know.
Charlie Belle has graced many legendary Austin stages including Antone's, The Mohawk, The Moody Theater, and Stubb's BBQ. The band has played local Austin festival favorites, Art Outside and Ditch The Fest, Atlanta's Deep Roots Festival, and internationally recognized Austin City Limits Festival in 2012 and 2016.
The duo are SXSW veterans, playing every year since 2009, beginning with the famous "Day Parties" and graduating to playing their first official showcase in 2016 that was highlighted in a flattering feature article and on the cover of The Austin Chronicle's annual SXSW's "Picks To Click". The Austin American-Statesman, WIRED, Buzzfeed, and NPR Music were just a few of the press outlets who featured the band's highly anticipated showcase.
Charlie Belle has been the support for Ruthie Foster in Austin, Houston, and Dallas, have opened for Adrian and the Sickness and have headlined shows at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, Stubb's Indoors and local hotspot Holy Mountain.
AfroPunk once said that "this is definitely a band you want to know," and we think you'll agree.