BIPOC-Led Alternative Bands You Should Stream

Nova Twins

I’m always looking for new artists and bands to listen to so I thought why not put you guys on to some BIPOC-led rock and alternative bands to jam out to.

Nova Twins 

Favorite Song: Play Fair 

If you want rap infused with a little rock and metal then this band is perfect for you. The London duo is bringing something new to the table with their unique fashion and sound.

Skinny Girl Diet 

Favorite Song: Ideal Woman 

This feminist trio gives a nostalgic grunge sound with their instrumentals and powerful vocals. The song “Ideal Woman” tackles how sometimes women change who they are in order to fit societal standards.

Meet Me @ The Altar 

Fav Song: Garden

If you want an early 2000s pop punk feel, Meet Me @ The Altar gives you just that. The Florida based band has gained traction this year earning shoutouts from rock bands like Paramore (the band paid tribute to Paramore by covering song from their 2017 album After Laughter) 


Fav Song: Stuck Like You 

This San Antonio based Latina punk band is definitely one you should check out. “Stuck Like You” is a very upbeat pop punk song that’ll have you rocking out.

Big Joanie 

Fav Song: Used to Be Friends 

This UK-based punk band is one of my favorites. Their song “Used To Be Friends” is a reminiscent tune of a friendship that soon turned sour. It gives a chill 90s rock vibe.

If you liked these bands and song suggestions then don’t forget to add them to your playlists!


By Monique Petty-Ashmeade, Sophomore, DePaul University

IG: @springwaffle

Written by Monique Petty Ashmeade

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