#Trendsetters – Charlie Ashcroft’s Indie & Alt Pop Playlist

We’re proud to announce the second installment of our #Trendsetters playlists today. A regular feature where we ask tastemakers from across the industry to curate a new music playlist which focuses in the hottest emerging talent in their chosen genre.

This week, BT TV Head of Music and Amazing Radio presenter Charlie Ashcroft delivers 5 Indie & Alt Pop gems from new and emerging artists on his radar…

Drang – Make It Loud

“Effortlessly cool, totally danceable garage rock from a brilliant London outfit. Convulse to this like you would to Le Tigre!”

Gender Roles – Skin

“A Brighton trio with a great knack of writing catchy, heavy indie punk anthems. The opening track on one of my favourite EPs of 2017.”

Deco – Chances

“Melodies and riffs made for the warmer months. A band who continue to produce bright, breezy indie pop to stay in your brain all day long.”

BLØSH – Keep Your Tongue (Mentum Remix)

“A summery blast of Scandinavian pop with some added tropical flourishes. Another one for the poolside mixtape!”

Agent Blå – Frustrerad

“A recent release on Kanine Records, one of my favourite labels. This Gothenburg band tap into the forlorn, darker side of your psyche with an addictive racket.”

Massive thanks to Charlie @charlieashcroft for these picks! Next weeks #Trendsetter is Alex Baker from Kerrang and Absolute Radio with an Alt Rock playlist.