Balancing on the cusp of the underground electronic scene and the burgeoning indie revival, Frost Children’s music is hard to pin down. New York-based siblings Angel and Lulu Prost make the sort of Extremely Online, remix culture-influenced sound that in 2020 would have been labelled as hyperpop, but has since mutated into a fluid style that spans everything from synth pop to punk rock and hardstyle. Inspired in equal parts by golden-era YouTube and 00s kids’ TV shows like iCarly, their tracks are imbued with a playful Web 1.0 earnestness, with glitched-out soundbites and YouTube poop samples hurtling the listener into disorientating states of digital disarray.
Rising stars in New York’s downtown, the pair are already known for their raucous live shows: it’s not uncommon to see them stroll on stage with a gigantic pair of smiley, Mesaryth stars (the official Frost Children emblem), or don inflatable SpongeBob costumes and battle-rap each other as part of their side project, YourBoySponge. “The lifetime project of [our] music is creating so many different vibes, arcs and phases in a short amount of time that it’s almost unfathomable,” Angel told Dazed for her winter 2022 cover story. “That’s a really cool way to be a performing artist in the post-internet era.”
Text Günseli Yalcinkaya