The dark music of Mark Steiner has often been compared with the likes of Hugo Race, Kim Salmon and Stuart Staples (Tindersticks). After the Australian release of the lounge-noir album "Broken" in 2009 along with a few world tours, the ex-pat New Yorker finally followed up with the album "Saudade" in late 2014. Co-produced with Zürich-based artist Henry Hugo, this latest record features contributions by Mick Harvey, Sally Norvell (Congo Norvell), and many other unique musicians. The album title refers to a Portuguese word which describes "the love which remains" when faced with loss, longing or sorrow.
Recently I chatted to Mark and we discussed his latest album release along with his forthcoming tour in Australia early 2017