Because it was.
Benadetta, Victoria and Maria Rosa (these are definitely not their real names) are a trio of
Lithuanian mermaids who create “zero-waste trash music” under the name “shishi”. They sing
about how it feels to be living in times when nothing makes sense anymore. Their music is
perfect for people who care about what’s going on, but don’t really know what’s happening.
Genre-wise shishi takes sugar, spice and everything nice from surf rock and blends it with a
chemical formula that has been distilled from the raw sounds of the best riot-girl and punk
bands. The result is a beautifully awkward eco-friendly vibe reminiscent of indie surf
frontrunners like La Luz or Tennis smashing into the powerful femininity of bands like Hole,
Kleenex and Delta 5.
The band known as shishi was initially formed by three vocalists trying to play instruments they
couldn’t play. Their 2018 debut album “NAx80” contains a secret swear word and was released
after some intense and rapid learning sessions (it was around this time that they became
mermaids, just in case you were wondering). Nominations, festivals and tours followed. As the
instrumental skills improved in 2020 shishi was signed by “The state51 Conspiracy” to release
their follow up album “Mafitishei” in which the band searches for new seas on which to splash
If this biography left you feeling more confused than informed and you suddenly want to dance
upside-down, you are now in the perfect mood for some shishi.–
ready to protect your ears from misery
they come up on stage.
Nominations/awards: M.A.M.A. awards 2018
nomination for the best alternative band
Festivals: MENT Ljubljana, Eurosonic, Europavox FR, Primavera Barcelona, Sharpe Slovakia, Norden D, Granatos LT and many more.
Countries visited: Poland, Slovenia, Check Republic, Croatia, Austria, Israel, Hungary, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Latvia, Estonia, Slovakia, France,