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OriginCopenhagen, Denmark
LabelsXL Recordings
MembersCatharina Stoltenberg
Henriette Motzfeldt

Smerz is a Norwegian electronic music duo based in Copenhagen, Denmark.[1] The two members, Catharina Stoltenberg and Henriette Motzfeldt, met at the University of Copenhagen and subsequently dropped out of school to pursue music.[2][3]

Smerz signed to XL Recordings in 2017.[2] In 2019 they announced US tour dates including a set at Pitchfork's Midwinter festival.[4]

Stoltenberg and Motzfeldt have cited DJ Rashad and Rihanna as influences, as well as the television series Girls.[3] Stoltenberg is the daughter of Jens Stoltenberg, a Norwegian politician and Secretary General of NATO.[5]


Studio albums

  • Believer (2021)

Extended plays

  • Okey (2017)
  • Have fun (2018)


  • "The favourite" / "Rap interlude" (2020)
  • "I don't talk about that much" / "Hva hvis" (2020)
  • "Believer" (2021)
  • "Flashing" (2021)
  • "Remember" (2021)


  1. ^ Tehabsim, Anna (6 November 2017). "Meet Smerz, the Norwegian duo making nocturnal music for dancefloor introverts". Crack Magazine. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b Lozano, Kevin (31 July 2017). "Smerz Make Uncanny Electronic Pop That Sounds Like a Secret". Pitchfork. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b Twells, John (29 August 2018). "FACT mix 668: Smerz". Fact. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  4. ^ "tours announced: Teenage Fanclub, Kim Petras, Smerz, Ladytron, Graham Van Pelt, more". BrooklynVegan. 17 January 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  5. ^ Smout, Alistair (2020-07-17). "Springsteen and Stoltenberg: NATO secretary-general picks top tracks". Reuters. Retrieved 2021-02-28.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)