Monica Røise - vocal, guitar, piano
Mark Steiner - vocal, baritone guitar, cello
PAVEL CINGL - VIOLIN
Monica Røise (ex-The Violets) and Mark Steiner (Mark Steiner & His Problems) began their musical odyssey last May together during a late night studio session in Oslo, where they discovered a mutual love for the melancholy and the dark. With numerous shared influences ranging from everything from Nick Cave, PJ Harvey and Swans, to Yo La Tengo, Slowdive and Cranes, to Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, Iris Dement and 16 Horsepower, the experienced duo have now embarked on a new journey across the oceans. Both stand at the helm and behine a shared steering wheel along with first mate Pavel Cingl (Snake-Eaters, Mark Steiner & His Problems, Lorraine Leckie & He Demons, ex-Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross) on violin. Last December, the trio performed as support for the legendary John Parish (of PJ Harvey fame) in Oslo before continuing on to play at Schokoladen, Berlin, and then further shows in Czech Republic. A full-length album of new original material can be expected for release later in 2019.