Honourable Mention Prize for 'Running in the Dark' video in OMVF

We got the honourable mention prize for our video 'Running In The Dark' video at this year's OMVF - Oulu Music Video Festival awards! Very grateful and glad, since this is one of my favourite videos ^_^

Team effort makes magic happen:
Direction and filming by: Juha Ilmari Laine
Make-up, hair & styling: Joonas Lampi & Sofia Palillo
Lighting: Sofia Palillo & me :)))


'Love' album won the Teosto Prize 2019

We are delighted to tell you that our album ‘Love’ won the Teosto Prize 2019!!!
Humbled, honored, happy. <3
Listen to Love!

The other winner this year (there can be many) was composer Sebastian Hilli with his piece ‘Snap Music’. Check it out!

Here is how the jury described ‘Love’:
“A delicate weave full of colourful details created by strong compositions and the inherently built-in production. The album lets you inside slowly, and it has found what music is at its best.”

Teosto Prize is one of the biggest music prizes in the Nordic countries. When two pieces win the prize, each one gets an award of 20000 euros. We can do so much with this amount of money. First goal and use for the money is to find a working space that don’t give us breathing problems :D

Also with this money we are going to work work work to make our next album! We’ve already started composing.

Here is an interview for the Teosto Prize win <3 (in Finnish)
Here is an article about the Teosto Prize 2019 (in English)


New Gigs! Ja Ja Ja evening in London & Sideways Festival in Helsinki

We have exciting gigs ahead of us.
Next week 21st March we are playing in London, Ja Ja Ja Nordic evening at The Lexington.
Other artists of the evening are Ida Kudo and Vera Hotsauce.

Also, we are playing at Sideways Festival that takes place in Jäähalli, Helsinki 6th - 8th June! Such an amazing line-up of artists, don’t miss it.


Ja Ja Ja Music's 5 Finnish Artist to Watch in 2019!

Dear people,

We are so glad Ja Ja Ja Music included us in 5 Finnish Artists to Watch in 2019!
So keep watching..

After releasing 5 music videos from ‘Love’, video for ‘Anyway The Wind Blows (dir. Juha Ilmari Laine) won the Kultapumpeli award (main prize) in Oulu Music Video Festival!
We have some great gigs coming up this year, next up 16th Feb On The Rocks and Querelle Festival, both in Helsinki.

Stay tuned for more!!


Here’s a pic to cheer up the week, by Tiina Palm:



Dear darlings,

So happy to share with you our latest music video creation. I’m Done Waiting is especially dear to me and luckily one of my dearest friends, multitalented Sara Melleri felt the same and wanted to direct the video for it. So here it is in all it’s glory! Enjoy! -Stina

Sara Melleri:
I'm Done Waiting manifests a declaration of love to oneself. To forget the expectation of romantic love for once, and only pure love would remain. Loving yourself, loving life itself, celebrating yourself.
The gorgeous Lady Clapback is portraying Stina's other side on this music video. Lady Clapback is the wild side of Stina, already enlightened and free from the expectations. The lighting and the visual world is inspired by the 90's.”

Director: Sara Melleri
Cinematography: Jonatan Sundström
Edit: Jonatan Sundström
Grade: Jonatan Sundström
Lighting design: Julia Jäntti
Make up and hair: Taneli Kemppi
Stinas and Lady Clapback's clothing: Artistiasu
Music: Color Dolor


Leissi's words on 'New Moon':

"We recorded this track at 2 o'clock on a misty night on September the 20th – with the moon in the new moon phase. It is said that the new moon indicates the beginning of something new. The lyrics are based on a dream I had the night before the new moon. I wrote them down directly after waking up from the dream. The video is inspired by an improvisation named "Independent movement" by Gesa and Alm. We filmed this on a new moon night in January. It was -22c outside, and we filmed for one hour straight to get enough material. Our feet were still pretty sore a couple of weeks after the shoot"



Our 3rd single from the forthcoming album 'Love' is out now!
You can find it in all the digital platforms:

Spotify https://spoti.fi/2EHftxi
Apple Music https://apple.co/2HxmrrO
Deezer https://bit.ly/2Hv68f2
Amazon.com https://amzn.to/2HxDpWO
Google Play https://bit.ly/2EIoW7s
Bandcamp https://bit.ly/2GTgvrR
SoundCloud https://bit.ly/2HwvWY1

Aleksi Pahkala chose it as the song of the day in Päivän Biisit with these kind words:

"Running In The Darkissa on isoa kansainvälistä hittipotentiaalia, mahtavan kaihoisa biisi, joka rullaa sielukkaan jumittavasti kuin parhaimmat Radioheadin tai José Gonzalezin hitit konsanaan. Stina Koistisen voi vokalistina nousta kohta kepoisasti Alman rinnalle paljon suurempiin saappaisiin ja tuottaja Leissin kädenjälkikin on sellaista, että Paperi T:n nyt vähintäänkin kannattaisi äkkiä ottaa häneen yhteyttä. Vakuuttavaa ja sielukasta menoa!"

..same in English:
"There's an immense international hit potential in 'Running In The Dark', a sumptuously pining song that rolls on jamming soulfully as some of the best hits of Radiohead and Jose Gonzales ever. Stina Koistinen may just casually rise as a vocalist alongside Alma to some much bigger boots and Leissi's imprint is such that Paperi-T should contact him quickly. Impressive and soulful!"


Hello friends!

We have released the first single 'Revolution' from our upcoming album! 

Revolution is a praise for friendship. 
Revolution is a love song for a true friend.
Revolution is a party anthem.

Listen, enjoy and buy:
Spotify http://spoti.fi/2rlSzKz
Apple Music https://apple.co/2DQvm5y
Deezer http://bit.ly/2FSA43H
TIDAL http://bit.ly/2EWYZ4F
Amazon.com http://amzn.to/2DjyshJ
Google Play http://bit.ly/2FVoJ2v

We have joined the wonderful label Soliti, very proud to be part of the Soliti family!

'Revolution' got some media attention already, check it out:


Super World Indie Tunes
"This song has momentum. I can imagine the joyful cacophony this song will illicit in so many clubs (don’t get me wrong, I never go out). In summary, great tune, magnificent joie de vivre. Banger par excellence."


3rd album in the making

Hey people,

We have been quiet in public lately, but that is only because we're baking new goods for you to enjoy. Myself and Leissi have been lurking in the dungeons, writing new songs that surprise even us with their new directions over and over again. The theme of the third album is 'Love' and how it appears in the world we live in at the moment. How to get it around, not keep it to yourself.. How to understand, instead of building them walls. 
We'll try to get the first single to you by summer and drop the album in Autumn. 
Hope you're all doing good and feeling dandy <3
With loves,



HEYYYYY we are coming to London this week! 

We are playing at the amazing Match&Fuse Festival. It is a very special opportunity to hear interesting and upcoming underground music, such as Color Dolor! Friday and Saturday full of gold. Check the schedules HERE .

This is our very first visit to UK and we hope to see many of you this Saturday 29th October at Club Vortex .

See you soon,

Ps. One of my favourite bands Soil Collectors is playing also the same evening, big recommendation! 



Jan & Essi have left the band, due to personal decisions. We are all still great friends and in good terms. 

So, we naturally have new members:
On synthesizers we have a great sound wizard called Joonas Kasurinen, we are lucky to have him, ziuiiiiiii! 
You might know Joonas from e.g. Juha Tapio's band.
On bass there is Antti Kivimäki, a natural born bass badass. You might know Antti from Jätkäjätkät or Yona's band.
On drums we have Eeti Nieminen, with crazy good groove and killer looks AND to top that – he's Essi's brother!
You might know Eeti from Mopo or Yona's band. 

We have been working on new songs that we are very excited about, you will here them in London 29th October (Match&Fuse Festival!) and in Helsinki 14th December in Olohuoneklubi, Gloria. Keep your eyes open for a sneak peak video!




Hey people,

We are playing the last gig of the autumn in Lost in Music, the best showcase festival in Finland next weekend. Tampere will be filled with great music from Thursday to Saturday, and we'll be there too. Come to Telakka on Saturday evening, our showtime is 00:30, although before us two Estonian bands worth checking out are playing. Hopefully see you there!

Many of you might have noticed, that we have a NEW DRUMMER!!! She is Essi Nieminen, a visual artist (+drummer, duh) from Jyväskylä. We are very very happy to have her in the family of Dolor. Ilkka got an irresistible offer to join the band of a Finnish pop/rock star Maija Vilkkumaa, so our ways parted. We wish him all the best and send him all our love on the road!

Video of Wonderchild will be out any day now. It is completely homemade, which is new and exciting for us. Me and my dear friend Anna Nuotio have been working on it haaard and now it's in the hands of Leissi. Can't wait to share it with you guys!

Ok, all for now, be online for the video!

-Stina Dolor



First of all, we want to thank all the people who have bought 'Wonderchild'. There are still some left, though, so we encourage people to go record shopping! That way we might be able to make our dream come true and release it on vinyl one day!

Two singles have been already released, of course 'Last Night' and the second one is called 'Owl & Rat'. The video features kisses, apples and even one baby. Check it out:


THREE very cool gigs coming this summer:
4th of June @ St. Petersburg (more info to come)
11th of June @ Tavastia w/ NEØV, Helsinki (with a massive surprise you DON'T wanna miss..so come!)
30th of August @ Helsingin Juhlaviikot, Helsinki (warming up for the exquisite Susanne Sundfør!)

Also, I want to tell everyone I'm doing very well. For those who haven't heard, I was in a big brain surgery where they removed a tumor from the middle of my brain. All went better than I even dared to wish for and now I'm recovering and getting ready for the future adventures :)

So, just wanted to say HI to everyone and tell about the gigs and such! Buy the album and come to our gigs if you feel like supporting Color Dolor!

Peace & Love,
Stina Dolor



'LAST NIGHT' - first single from 'Wonderchild' single + video out now!

Okay friends,

Our first single from our second album is OUT NOW! It's called 'Last Night' and is the opening track of 'Wonderchild'. You can see the video in premier on Soundi magazines webpage:


We want to thank the kick-ass amazing crew involved in the making:
Janne Aspvik - choreography & dancing with Stina Dolor
Emlia Putkinen - director
Saija Mäki-Nevala - cinematography
Maria Haipus - editing
Pyry Pakkala - lights
Emma Jokelainen - make-up & hair
Katariina Liukkonen - camera assistant
Janina Rajakangas - choreography assistant

You can buy the single from:

Also, I'd like to remind all the people in Helsinki to come to hear and see us play the whole 'Wonderchild' album from the top to the end, live, with visuals made especially for this gig by Timo Wright. It is gonna be a once-in-a-lifetime-gig, so don't miss it. 
Facebook event here.