Smerz are the Norwegian duo of Henriette Motzfeldt and Catharina Stoltenberg. Known for the carefully shaped, deconstructed pop of their debut EP’s Okey (2017) and Have Fun (2018), Smerz seamlessly weave together techniques and sounds pulled from chamber and classical music, hip hop, R&B, and hard electronics. The end product usually results in something altogether uncanny. Taking their audio-visual live experience across the globe, Smerz have curated performances at the Tate Modern, MOCA Geffen, MIRA Festival with Weirdcore.TV, the Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance and Club To Club in Italy.
With Believer, their 2021 debut full-length on XL Recordings, Smerz is beginning to formalise this boundless sonic world.