Contraire is a Dutch indie / electronic pop band, started after the solo career of frontman and songwriter Maurijn Teunisse. Alias Writist he played 150+ shows on multiple stages in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, and on Dutch radio (NPO 3FM).
Now it’s time for Contraire. With music full of contradictions such as electronic though organic, pop and also alternative, and uplifting but touching. On a journey through all colours of the spectrum.
So far they’ve released 5 songs; Clear Sky, Ocean, Stay a little longer, Ultraviolet Lights and Write the Plot. In 2022 they played their first festival shows in the Netherlands. In the start of 2023 they released their newest release Clear Sky, along with a tour through the Netherlands and festival shows upcoming.
Contraire in the media
Jan Slomp en Contraire | Muzikale Tour van de Vrijheid #2 | Omroep Gelderland
De Gelderlander | 20 april 2021
17.07.23 / Vierdaagsefeesten
03.06.23 / Onderstroom Festival
20.04.23 / Stathe (Clear Sky Release)
17.04.23 / Metropool
Enschede (NL) / solo set
10.04.23 / Luxor Live
01.04.23 / Booster Festival
Enschede (NL) / trio set
27.08.22 / Loeiheet Festival
17.07.22 / Park Open
09.07.22 / Kattegat Festival
19.06.22 / Ally Arts Festival
04.05.22 / Bevrijdingsfestival (Benefiet Oekraïne)