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
(Birthday Party & release concert)
Monday, 27. January
Kafé Hærverk, Oslo
N E W S
THREE NEW SINGLES scheduled for release this month!
Two new singles, "The Fuck-Up" and "Love Hate Love," are being released worldwide on January 26th, 2020. Both were recorded in late 2019 with Ted Parsons (ex-Swans, Prong, Godflesh, Killing Joke), Leon Muraglia, and Romek Paluch-Edwards. Launched in conjunction with Mark's 50th birthday, there will be a very limited handmade 8" vinyl edition (yes, EIGHT inch vinyl) entitled "The 8" Double B-Side Singles" (Rabben Records RABB003)
Another new single is being released simultaneously with the Icelandic community in mind. Mark Steiner releases a new Icelandic-language version of the 2007 hit single, Nísj, now featuring the illustrious Oslo-based singer Fríða Árnadóttir on lead vocal. The release of this song, performed in her native Icelandic, marks her international debut as a recording artist. (Rabben Records, RABB004)
This version of the song was originally recorded in 2012 as part of the Mark Steiner (& His Problems) "Saudade" sessions (Rabben Records RABB001, 2014), but was shelved due to the final number of released tracks. A great fan and friend of Iceland and Icelandic culture, Mark had the idea of reinterpreting the song into the Icelandic language. New guitar and other instrumentation were added to the tracks originally engineered by Argentinian (now Australian-based) artist and producer Henry Hugo. Other contributions include Danish bassist Thomas Borge (Halph, Rovdrift) and Norwegian drummer Gunnar Motland (ex-Goo Men).
Mark Steiner is also working on a new side project called Sorrow & The Sea with Norwegian singer/songwriter/guitarist Monica Røise. 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 are currently in the works.
Mark is currently working on new songs for a new full-length solo album, and will be performing on occasion as both Mark Steiner & His Problems and with Sorrow & The Sea over the next several months in various places around Europe, Iceland & North America. A sixth Australian tour is expected in late 2020, along with a possible mini-tour of Japan.
© 2018 Tom Garretson photography - used with permission