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HOLYCHILD
with Holander

Songbyrd Presents
Downstairs, All Ages


DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM

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Songbyrd Presents

Thursday February 27, 2020

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“Los Angeles duo Holychild make bombastic, R&B-influenced, electronic-based pop that showcases vocalist Liz Nistico's and multi-instrumentalist Louie Diller's witty sense of tongue-in-cheek irony and knack for critiquing pop culture trends. Initially, Nistico and Diller met while they were students at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. After graduating, they relocated to Los Angeles, where they officially formed Holychild. After their 2013 single ‘Happy with Me’ gained traction online, including hitting number one on the Hype Machine, they signed with Glassnote and released the MindSpeak EP in 2014. That same year, they also opened for Danish singer MØ on tour. In 2015, they delivered their full-length studio debut, the Greg Wells and Cian Riordan-produced The Shape of Brat Pop to Come, which included the single ‘Running Behind.’

A second EP, America Oil Lamb, appeared the following year. In 2018, Holychild returned with the single ‘Wishing You Away’ and they released their sophomore album, ‘The Theatrical Death of Julie Delicious’ in November 2019." - Matt Collar


 

 

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A 21-year old Los Angeles native, Holander embraces the city's darkness and bright lights. She takes it all in from a distance to create a unique headspace with kinetic electro-pop hooks and introspective lyrics, capturing the social dissonance of our flashy, viral lifestyles.

She grew up playing music with her sister, picking up piano, then guitar. After playing with various bands in LA and attending USC, the singer-songwriter developed her solo electro-pop sound, taking inspiration from the melancholy synth-driven sounds of Lorde, Halsey, and The 1975.

The Deli Magazine praises her “slinky, widescreen hooks” with “brazenly glossy production,” and the Huffington Post called her melodies “cogent, vivacious and attractive, with lyrics that avoid the mundane banalities associated with most electro-pop tunes.”

Holander tells captivating stories through her music, often embodying idiosyncratic characters to reflect the experiences of her generation.