Shireen

Enigmatic Witchpop from the Netherlands

Following their debut EP in 2014 and the release of the first single UMAI in 2016, the Dutch band Shireen proudly present their long-awaited, first full-length album: MATRIARCH. Witchpop is a new musical genre that blends folk, pop and acoustic rock with electronic samples and beats: a raw, energetic sound to carry vocalist Annicke Shireen's enthralling voice. Vivacious, profound and innovative is the sound world that the band creates with Matriarch. Inspirations include artists such as Björk, Kate Bush, Apocalyptica and Tool.

MATRIARCH deals with themes of personal exploration, the strength of our emotions, femininity, divinity, our beauty and our crudeness, and asks what it is that makes us human, and what makes us more than that. The album contains twelve unique Witchpop songs and is produced by Fieke van den Hurk | Dearworld studio. Three guest musicians line up to ameliorate the album: Daphyd Sens (Omnia, Thundercrow) on slideridoo, Evelyn Sies – van der Horst on vocals and musical saw, and Fieke van den Hurk is responsible for additional beats, drones and electronics. The album features artwork designed by Julia Filament and photography by Ork de Rooij.

Band Members

Discography

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  • Albums
  • Singles
  • Music videos

MATRIARCH (2017)
Full-length album | Foxy Records

MATRIARCH deals with themes of personal exploration, the strength of our emotions, femininity, divinity, our beauty and our crudeness, and asks what it is that makes us human, and what makes us more than that. The album contains twelve of our dearest Witchpop songs, blending folk, pop and acoustic rock with electronic samples and beats.
Produced by Fieke van den Hurk | Dearworld Studio
Mastered at Darius van Hefteren
Artwork by Julia Filament
Photography by Ork de Rooij


Tiny Boxes (2017)
Digital single | Foxy Records


So Human of You (2017)
Digital single | Foxy Records


Values in Blood (2017)
Digital single | Foxy Records


Unmarked (2014)
Debut EP

Our debut EP, Unmarked, is produced, recorded, edited and mixed by Fieke van den Hurk at the Orchus Studio in Utrecht, features artwork and photography by Sonja de Ridder, and includes three of our most cherished songs.
Mastered by MK Music Productions.

UMAI (2016)
Music Video

Directed by Lynette Darleen van der Giessen
Director of Photography: Daphyd Sens
Many thanks to our fantastic crew and all our extras!

Unmarked (2014)
Music Video

Directed and edited by Lynette van der Giessen
Concept and styling by Lynette van der Giessen and Annicke Shireen
Camera: Ork de Rooij.

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Upcoming Concerts

Over the past years, Shireen have performed at various alternative music festivals such as Castlefest, Elfia, Wave-Gotik-Treffen and more. Find out more about our live shows below:

11.11.2017
MATRIARCH Release Party


De Kroepoekfabriek, Vlaardingen

Don't miss the release party for Shireen's long-awaited full-length album, where we're joined by Sunfire and Thundercrow!

25.11.2017
Matriarch Tour: Castlefest Winter Edition


Kasteel de Keukenhof, Lisse

Winter is coming to Castle Keukenhof and so are we!

16.12.2017
Matriarch Tour


Musicon, Den Haag

Shireen is coming to the Hague, together with Sunfire!

Earlier in 2017


Wave-Gotik-Treffen
02.06.2017-05.06.2017
Leipzig (DE)
Two shows

AttitudeFest
27.05.2017
Atak, Enschede (NL)

Elfia
29.04.2017 - 30.04.2017
Haarzuilens (NL)
Two shows

Gothic & Fantasy Beurs
11.03.2017
Rijswijk (NL)

Bandboost
18.02.2017
Popcentrale, Dordrecht (NL)

2016


Castlefest Winter Edition
17.12.2016
Lisse (NL)

Grote Prijs van de Bollenstreek
26.11.2016
Ex-voto, Voorhout (NL)

Festerfest
15.10.2016
Flora Theater, Delft (NL)

Myths & Magic
04.09.2016
Zottegem (BE)
Cancelled :(

Castlefest
05.08.2016 - 07.08.2016
Lisse (NL)
Two shows

Eendracht Festival
21.07.2016
Rotterdam (NL)

Peter Tetteroo Bokaal
20.03.2016
STECK, Delft (NL)

Gothic & Fantasy Beurs
13.03.2016
Rijswijk (NL)

Clubshow with SeeD and Sowulo
12.03.2016
Willemeen, Arnhem (NL)

2015


Castlefest Winter Edition
19.12.2015
Lisse (NL)

SENA Grote Prijs van Rotterdam
Half Finals
18.10.2015
Rotterdam (NL)

Imaginarium Festival
22.08.2015
Tytsjerk (NL)

Castlefest
31.07.2015 - 02.08.2015
Lisse (NL)
Three shows

Keltisch Midzomer Festival
05.07.2015
Bad Nieuweschans (NL)

FemME Club Tour
30.05.2015
Tuchthuis, Eindhoven (NL)

Castlefest Winter Party
07.02.2015
De Vorstin, Hilversum (NL)

2010-2014

Promo & Live pics

A selection of live and promotional pictures gathered over the years

 

Contact Info

General info

info@shireen-music.com

Bookings - NL Festivals & Abroad

Hein Bles
+31 (0) 6 49 26 00 35
hein@shireen-music.com

Bookings - NL Venues

Marco van Belle | GO! MUSIC
+31 (0) 6 50 85 50 64
go-music@home.nl
go-music.nl