We had the good fortune of connecting with Glitter Moneyyy and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Glitter Moneyyy, what is the most important factor behind your success?
TayyySlayyy- I think a lot of our success comes from our energy and the love we have for one another. We’ve been best friends for 12 years. Glitter Moneyyy was born out of our friendship. There is a level of intimacy, fun, and vulnerability we have with each other that is rare. People see us on stage performing together, hyping each other up, dancing, and laughing and they’re witnessing two best friends living their dream and having the time of their lives. We’ve both been performers since we were children. So to get to do this now is truly amazing.
Queen Trashley- Hell yeah to all of that. That’s my best friend right there. My sister. Having such a strong connection is EVERYTHING. And having such a strong artistic connection helps us be the band of our dreams. We are music junkies. We are both constantly finding new music, weird music, old music, forgotten music and sharing it with each other. Music and going to shows is the first thing that bonded us. We are constantly expressing ourselves to each other with songs, albums and just sound. For a long time, we’ve been giving each other an album a week to listen to. The musical connection we have is beautiful and the way we take all of that and create our own sound is the most exciting thing in the world. We’re inspired by each other.
TayyySlayyy- Yeah and books, travel, movies, parties, drugs, sex, abolition. The ocean. The mountains.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
TayyySlayyy- We wanted to make music that we wanted to party to. We were tired of hearing the same hetero-normative bullshit. We also really just wanted to make each other laugh and say shit that we need to hear ourselves. I think that really helps people connect to our music, when you hear us hyping ourselves and each other up, thats fucking REAL. We hype each other up, we battle depression and demons and trauma and look sexy doing it. Our lyrics are things that we joke about in private, that we cry about in public, that we motivate each other with. This is who we are. As a band we started out with 3 songs and then booked a full length set that forced us to write more songs haha. It is very challenging to be an artist, you need a lot of discipline, but we work so well together that we are able to party and be disciplined enough to perform as often as we perform. Before the pandemic we were doing 3-4 shows a week for extended periods of time, sometimes more.
Queen Trashley- What sets us apart is our honesty. This is who we are, this is what you get. Our work ethic is pretty top tier. Our willingness to be loud and vulnerable at the same time is one of my favorite things. We’re wild. We don’t give a fuck. I mean, we. are. WILD. We bring it out in each other. And we’re hotter than everyone else. So that too.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Buckle up! First we would grab some delicious breakfast somewhere with breakfast tacos. Can’t go wrong with tacos from anywhere in LA. We’d hit up our plug, who’s also an artist, in Highland Park. Grab some chocolate skroomiez, maybe some DMT for Slayyy, hash for Trashley, whatever the fuck else… Grab a big ass speaker and two microphones and go disrupt the rich whites at The Grove. Ruin some people’s days. Head down to Long Beach and hit up Lola’s for lunch and Bamboo Club for cocktails. Get matching tattoos by Lauren Potts at Calavera Studio. Take a hundred selfies at Ballast Point. Join a protest on wheels at Bluff Park. Head back up to Griffith and to the “What the Float” silent disco. Take 53 selfies. Catch a show somewhere, maybe sneak into the Hollywood Bowl backstage again. Make out with some hotties at an afterparty in Silverlake. Take an afterhours dip at the Dream Hollywood’s pool deck. Then end the night in a cloud of ouid smoke talking mad shit in one of our beds while Bojack Horseman plays in the background. Manifest some dreams and shit. Then fall asleep in each other’s arms.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shoutout to Ivy, our manager! She started representing us in our first year of being a band. She deeply believes in us and is always reminding us of our worth. She’s always lived all over the country, currently she’s in New York, but has stayed our manager and we’re so happy to have her. We met at Bonnaroo in 2016 and it’s been love ever since.
1st one- Kalynne Schoelen 2nd one- Claire Wolcott