Ephemera (band)

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Ephemera in concert at Parkteatret in Oslo (2016)
Background information
OriginBergen, Norway
GenresAlternative rock, easy listening, electronic music
Years activeSince 1994; 25 years ago (1994)
LabelsEphemera Records
MembersChristine Sandtorv
Jannicke Larsen
Inger Lise Størksen

Ephemera is a Norwegian pop trio from Bergen. Formed in 1994, it consists of Christine Sandtorv, Inger-Lise Størksen and Jannicke Larsen.


Their first album, Glue, was released in 1996.

After several years of touring, studying music, and writing new songs, a second album, Sun, was released in 2000. That album earned the band a Best Group nomination in the Spellemannprisen awards, Norway's equivalent of the Grammy Awards.

Three more albums were released across the next five years, and the band won the Spellemannprisen award in the category Best Pop Album for the album Balloons and Champagne (2002) and Air (2003).[clarification needed]

The band was an essential part of the defining “Bergensbølgen” (The Bergen Wave) that heavily influenced Norwegian music and paved the way for a new international recognition of Norwegian music and up and coming artists. Ephemera earned a solid fan base in Northern Europe and in Asia, and they have been an immense inspiration for new Norwegian artists now seen on stages in Norway and around the world. Their music is also found in films, commercials and TV-series.

The band took a break in 2005 after extensive touring. The break however, was extended several times to give room for new professional careers and solo albums, in addition to family extensions. After two fully booked concerts in Oslo and Bergen in 2015 and 2016, the break finally seemed to reach an end.

Since 2017 they have spent time in studio with their long-time producer Yngve Saetre, and in June 2019 they released their new single MAGIC - the first taste of their new compositions.


  • Christine Sandtorv – vocal, guitar, keyboards, songwriter
  • Jannicke Larsen – vocal, guitar, keyboards, percussion, songwriter
  • Inger Lise Størksen – vocal, percussion, chimes, songwriter



  • 1996: Glue
  • 2000: Sun
  • 2001: Balloons and Champagne
  • 2003: Air
  • 2005: Monolove

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • ephemera.no, the band's official website
  • Ephemera at AllMusic
  • Kaasen, Anders (undated). "Ephemera: Biography". Rovi (via MSN Entertainment). Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  • Bakke, Sven Ove (18 February 2003). "Ephemera – De blir bare bedre og bedre" [Ephemera – They Just Keep Getting Better and Better]. Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 28 January 2013.
Preceded by
Recipient of the Pop Band Spellemannprisen
Succeeded by
The National Bank