Monica Røise - vocal, guitar, piano
Mark Steiner - vocal, baritone guitar, cello
featured special guests
PAVEL CINGL - VIOLIN
LILJE VON LYSELATTER - VOCAL
Monica Røise (ex-The Violets) and Mark Steiner (Mark Steiner & His Problems) first began their musical odyssey in May, 2018, 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 they steer the ship together.
On occasion, guest sailors have included Norwegian first mate Lilje von Lyselatter on vocals (as part of the collaborative project The Violet Sea), and Czech navigator Pavel Cingl (Snake-Eaters, Mark Steiner & His Problems, Lorraine Leckie & He Demons, ex-Phil Shoenfelt & Southern Cross) on violin. In December 2018, the latter 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 original material is finally to be expected for release in 2022.