HOLYCHILD at the Roseland on 6/23
Written by Lanny Lieu on June 9, 2014
In two weeks, HOLYCHILD, a “brat pop” duo from Washington, DC by-the-way of Los Angeles, consisting of Liz Nistico and Louie Diller, will be back in Portland, Oregon for another show. This time at the Roseland Theatre, opening for Fitz and the Tantrums. The last time they were in Portland, they actually stopped by the KPSU studio for a live interview on Prepsters in Polos, as you may or may not remember.
It has been an extremely busy year for HOLYCHILD. In early March, HOLYCHILD released their MINDSPEAK EP, featuring four tracks and a music video trilogy that depicts the power dynamic behind the concept of objectification directed by Nistico, receiving positive reviews from sites like CMJ, Indie Shuffle, and Stereogum. Shortly after this release, the duo toured the country with acts such as Sleeper Agent, Jukebox the Ghost, and Pagiins. For the last month (as soon as their tour ended), Nistico and Diller have been in London, diligently writing and recording new material for their upcoming full-length album. They are, in fact, flying back to the states today, but only to start heading back on the road this Friday, kicking off their tour in NYC.
Don’t let HOLYCHILD’s vividly colorful aesthetic and sprinkled doughnut cover art fool you into thinking they are just another electronic pop act from Los Angeles. There is more than meets the eye with these two. HOLYCHILD? More like holy shit, you better go see them live.