Last Thursday I saw Holychild and MØ perform at Webster Hall in NYC and it was incredible to say the least. Holychild was good but MØ was so, so amazing. Definitely one of the best shows I’ve seen in a while. Let’s start with Holychild…
First off, I didn’t know to much about the band besides knowing a few of their more popular songs, but I always assumed it was a group of girls. I was wrong. There were 4 musicians on stage (though the band is a duo), only one of them being a girl. After seeing them perform I now know what tricked me into thinking there were multiple female singers in the band- voice loops (which were used throughout the set). Lead singer Liz Nistico, sported a unique look while jumping around stage accompanied with some seductive dance moves. She rocked 3 French braids tied with pink fluffy hair ties and a tracksuit that she unzipped half way through the set, revealing a super sparkly bikini top. The band describes their genre of music as “brat pop,” which after seeing them live, now makes sense.
Nistico’s voice wasn’t quite the same live but the set was still fun and energetic. Towards the end of the set they covered Aaliyah’s “Are You That Somebody?” and although I liked the electronic instrumentation, I wasn’t crazy about her vocals. Especially after seeing Banks cover the same song at Governor’s Ball, it just didn’t compare. They also played a few new songs that I was totally into and that were super dance-y, watch out for their (hopefully soon) releases!
As for MØ, I still can’t get over her performance. She was just way too cool, way to talented and I just want to be her/her new best friend (close enough). She, along with 6 other musicians, including a small horn section, rocked the stage. Behind the musicians was a screen displaying movie scenes from The Breakfast Club to Pocahontas, etc. MØ was all over the place- walking through the crowd, dancing on the bar at the back of the venue, climbing on the balcony and crowd surfing over the audience. Her energy and unique-coolness filled the venue. Even though I was feeling a bit ill that night (ate too much at dinner and puked on the streets of NYC… guys, overeating is a real thing), while MØ performed, nothing else mattered.
Tip- if you ever get a chance to see MØ live, DO IT. I am usually satisfied after seeing an artist live but I would see her 100 time over again.
I’ll leave you with the closing songs of the night.
Tracksuits are in.
And also, buns...