F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
"Mark Steiner's special brand of 'Lounge-Noir' will have you reaching for the booze and the 'replay' button."
- Swampland Magazine (USA)
“Mark Steiner sounds like an optimal mixture of Nick Cave, Stuart Staples and cult figure Kim Salmon... He’s an artist who stands out with heaps of honesty and authority. Broken is Mark Steiner’s step up to the musical elite of rock...”
- Nordlys (Norway)
E V E N T S
N E W S
Producers Leon Muraglia and Mark Steiner are currently in the final stages of mixing songs for the next full-length Mark Steiner & His Problems album, featuring Ted Parsons, Leon Muraglia, and Romer Paluch-Edwards, and special guests Ingunn Holmen, Pavel Cingl, Line Saus and Thomas Borge. Stay tuned!
Also coming soon: a free concert with Ingunn Holmen & Mak Steiner at Galleri Schaeffers Gate 5 in Oslo on Saturday 28. January.
••• OTHER RECENT NEWS •••
Mark Steiner & Pavel Cingl completed a mini-tour of Czech Republic in early September, and the two of them then followed up with some stripped-down shows with in support of Hackdepicciotto (featuring Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten) and Danielle de Picciotto (Love Parade) in both Copenhagen and in Oslo in October.
Mark Steiner & His Problems finally returned to the stage as a full band on 4. June as support for the legendary Australian band Crime & the City Solution at John Dee in Oslo. Also, Mark Steiner & Ingunn Holmen played a support set at Kafé Hærverk in Oslo for Australian artist JP SHILO on Sunday 12. June.
TWO NEW SINGLES! Released on Friday, 11. March 2022, the single "Syn" was produced, recorded and mixed by Mark Steiner at Stagger Home Studios, and features Ted Parsons (ex-Swans, Killing Joke, Prong, Jesu, etc) on drums. The lyrics are in Norwegian - a first in Steiner's career as a solo artist. More info can be found here.
The second single, "Black Hole," is a teaser, an exclusive mix of title track featuring special guest Ingunn Holmen, from the upcoming album "Black Hole."
UKR2022: WAR RELIEF
Norwegian record label Hærverk Industrier and concert venue Kafé Hærverk release a 50-track compilation by various artists, where all proceeds will go directly to humanitarian organizations working in the field in Ukraine and with refugees in neighbouring countries.
This compilation can be downloaded via Bandcamp and costs NOK 200 EUR 20) or more if you want to pay more. If you buy it on the day of release, 100% of the money will go to the benefit, since April 1st is Bandcamp Friday, when Bandcamp waives their share of all sales that day.
* Please note: Streaming before buying has been disabled because we want you to support the war relief benefit by purchasing this compilation, instead of listening for free!
Other concerts in Europe, Iceland and New York are currently being sorted. Stay tuned!
Mark is also working on a new exciting side project with budding Norwegian singer Ingunn Holmen, and the duo have performed gigs at 12 Tónar in Reykjavík, Iceland, and at Berlin Under A in New York City. They plan to soon release her debut single, a magical, cinematic duet called "Don't Let the Moon Go Down on Me."
While under self-imposed quarantine in Oslo, three new music videos featuring Mark Steiner were launched during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic:
Mark Steiner & His Problems
Maßimiliano Gallo featuring Mark Steiner
Italian multi-instrumentalist Massimilano Gallo approached Mark to sing vocals on his dreamy interpretation of the classic song by the legendary Velvet Underground.
A political / apocalyptic single has been released featuring music by Jason Wallach of The UnQuiet Void with special guest Mark Steiner on vocals. Be sure to check out PUREE OF HEART "Strange Times (in America)"
Sorrow & The Sea featuring Norwegian singer/songwriter/guitarist Monica Røise is ongoing. Following a support gig for John Parish in late 2018, along with a mini-tour of Berlin and Czech Republic, recordings for the debut album have been in the works, and a full-length album can be finally expected in 2023.
© 2018 Tom Garretson photography
used with permission