torsdag 15. september 2011

See ya', Norway!

Thanks to everyone who showed up at our shows in Norway this month! We've had a blast, and will be back very soon!

mandag 8. august 2011

Thank you Tafjord!

Had the most wonderful weekend in Tafjord, Norway. Stina Stjern played a show at the small festival, Kulturgytinga, at Olagarden Friday night. I had the pleasure of hanging out all weekend and enjoyed the company of new friends, good music, spectacular nature, good coffee and home made svele. I'm now in Oslo preparing for klubbøya at Tilt tomorrow night! Wednesday we'll go to Kristiansand to play at Pir6. Wonderful to be back in Norway!

torsdag 14. juli 2011

And what a Summer it is!

My home office is now open and I'm enjoying my coffee while trying to organize Stina Stjern stuff. The heavy rain outside makes me think of our performance at the Hove Festival a couple of weeks ago! It was quite wet but also kind of cozy. You can read more about it at Lydverket and Usignert. I also found out that I'm on this fine list of "Top Female Vocalists of All-time" at Not too bad, huh? Coming up is a trip to Barcelona (vacation-time with my mom and sister) and 3 Stina Stjern shows in Norway in July and August! Check it out:

Brukbar, Trondheim, Saturday 30th July

Olagarden, Tafjord, Friday 5th August

Klubböya, Tilt, Oslo, Tuesday 9th August

onsdag 15. juni 2011

Getting ready for the summer!

Had the most amazing week practicing with my band here in Copenhagen. Stina Stjern sounds better than ever, and we are now fit for a summer to remember! First up is Gloria Flames, Oslo, Tuesday 28th June, and then we'll head for the HOVE festival.

fredag 6. mai 2011

Dancing Janet

Here is a wonderful rooftop solo dance by my dear friend Janet Konz. I love the choreography and it's spontaneous and naive vibe! I'm a big fan of solo dancing and loud pop music whenever I'm home alone! Please enjoy and be inspired!

tirsdag 19. april 2011

It's good to be back!

I'm in New York now! Been here for a about a week just enjoying life and hanging out in my old hood Williamsburg/Greenpoint/Bushwick. Last week I played a solo show at Goodbye Blue Monday, and yesterday we made a DIY music video at my friend Janet's house. Think it will turn out great, but more about that later! Tonight We're going to Terminal 5 to see PJ Harvey! Can't wait! Got to love this life!

tirsdag 15. mars 2011

How my song Tuning was born

A year after I first moved to Denmark, in 2007, I started a band together with Thomas from the now defunct Danish rock act The Royal Highness. We named ourselves Saint Augustine, but didn't really do much as we were both extremely busy with everything besides Saint Augustine (although we started out quite ambitious and videotaped every rehearsal and posted it on youtube as a diary). It was however during this period my song Tuning first saw the light of day (although we decided to call it "Skissy India"). Check out parts of the songwriting process in this video and listen to the song on the Saint Augustine myspace page (FYI: I'm singing in gibberish):

And this is how it sounds, two years after its origin, on my debut album "Days Like Waves".

Tuning by StinaStjern

I guess you can say it sounds quite different, but you should be able to hear that it is the same song.

Fun fact: I first met Thomas while he worked at Cafe Svejk - an awesome bar selling Czech beer. He got me a job there as bartender, and we had good fun bartending while listening to many great rock albums. Thomas now works for Warner Music in Denmark and I have released my debut as Stina Stjern on my own record label Familien Marklund. Funny how things turn out in life and I am glad we both have achieved some of the many dreams we talked about during the Saint Augustine period.

mandag 7. mars 2011

Sexy knitting

I have been working on knitting this girl cardigan (see pictures below). Isn't it nice? And guess what? It can actually be yours!!! Listen to the GREAT radio show Sexy on NRK P3 (Norwegian National Broadcasted radio) this week and click here to learn how to win (in Norwegian). It is actually quite easy, and it would be sooo much fun if a lot of people participated.

Girl cardigan size M/S

Yay, reindeers!

Stina Stjern on back

mandag 21. februar 2011

Thanks for showing up at Akers Mek

We had a blast playing at Akers Mek in Oslo last friday. Great crowd, great music (Philco Fiction also played) and great DJ. Hope to see you the next time I'm in town.

Hipstamatics by Anders Voldrønning

tirsdag 15. februar 2011

Thank you EstherOrkester!

Look what I got in my mail-box yesterday: A good old letter from the beautiful Norwegian musician EstherOrkester. I love good old fashioned letters and postcards, so I was very excited when I opened my mail box and found this green envelope with my name written on it! Thank you so much Esther! I will of course write you back and send you a letter the way we did back in the days! Maybe we can be pen pals for real?

Check out EstherOrkesther here!

lørdag 5. februar 2011


Rehearsing at Svartlamon, Trondheim with Ola, Kyrre and Lars Ove! Next up: Coffee at Ramp!

torsdag 3. februar 2011

Days Like Waves on vinyl

Oh joy! So it happened. My vinyl has arrived. Just getting everything ready for release February 28. Among other more boring preparations I need to bundle it with download codes before it can be sold. I want everything to be perfect for those buying my music.

Please keep in mind that the album (CD, download, vinyl) will be available for pre-order here on this website pretty soon while members of my mailinglist will get a really good deal. I promise :-)

tirsdag 25. januar 2011

Days Like Waves test pressing

Pictures from when I listened to my album for the first time on vinyl. This album was MADE for vinyl. It sounds so much better than CD or mp3 etc. Magic!

søndag 23. januar 2011

Private party with balloons

Yesterday night I played solo at a private party in Norway. My good friend Stian celebrated his 30 years together with his buddies Sigurd and Anders. The party was held at Beach Club in Oslo and I played some songs from my upcoming album. Good fun.

torsdag 20. januar 2011

Photos by Jacob Hoffmann

Hurray! Yesterday evening I received the photos from my photoshoot with Jacob Hoffmann. Here they are (PHOTO: Jacob Hoffmann, Make-up: Sara Rostrup):

lørdag 15. januar 2011


Had a great time today shooting some new photos with photographer Jacob Hoffmann and make-up artist Sara Rostrup. Here are some behind the scenes photos. I think they turned out real good. Can't wait to show them to everyone!

fredag 7. januar 2011


After a long and needed Christmas break, I'm finally back in business. I really look forward to focus a hundred percent on Stina Stjern this year and have great expectations on the days and months to come! My new album " Days like Waves" is finally finished, and boxes of CDs was delivered to my door this morning. It's so cool to see and feel and listen to the final result. The artwork is once again made by the talented Ingrid Baadnes!

update [January 7 6.40 pm]: The official release date is February 28th (digital release), but not to worry; I will sell the CD on my webstore a couple of weeks before the official release date. The CD will also be made available as a pre order for subscribers of my mailinglist, and that's not the only thing. If you sign up for my newsletter you will receive a free track!