New Music Discovery Monday: Holychild
  • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 09, 2015

  • Posted by: Emily Daly

Holychild calls their music "brat pop," and we agree in the best way possible. Their electro-pop is bright, bold, and shiny- it's the musical equivalent of someone throwing glitter all over your apartment (in a cool way, not in an annoying "oh no, how am I going to get this out of my carpet?" way).

Vocalist Liz Nistico sings catchy, sassy lines over Louie Diller's infectious rhythms, and the combination is impossible not to move to. That upbeat sound can mask darker themes, though. In "Playboy Girl," Nistico sings, "And when there's nothing left/But just a plastic hell/Will you remember this/I'm just your playboy girl."

The two met at George Washington University, where Diller played the accompaniment music for Nistico's dance class. Now they're signed to Glassnote Records and just finished a month-long, weekly residency at the Echo in their new home, Los Angeles. Their first success came with 2013's "Happy With Me," a commentary on the media's influence on women's images, and they released their first EP, Mind Speak, in March 2014.

In their latest video for, "Running Behind," Nistico's vocals go from quick and rhythmic to drawn out, as she sings "We'll grow apart/Baby, let's blame the planets/Make a new start/Changing as if we meant it."
Holychild is releasing a full length album this Fall, but in the meantime check out "Running Behind" below!

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