It’s rare occasion when you put three insanely talented singer songwriters together and form a band with them, but in the case of Seeker Lover Keeper, that is exactly what they did. And the resulting collaboration is an amazing effort reminiscent of the late 90’s Lilith Fair artists, like Sarah McLachlan, Suzanne Vega with hints of Tori Amos and even a little of contemporary acts like Florence + the Machine and Adele.
As individual members, Sally Seltmann, Holly Throsby and Sarah Blasko had their own successes through solo releases in their native Australia. Seltmann had also seen a fair amount of songwriting success with the Feist track “1 2 3 4”, but for Throsby and Blasko this was the first time that either had written songs for anyone other than themselves. Being this was the trios first collaborative effort, it manages to seamlessly blends elements of all of their solo material into a common thread.
Seeker Lover Keeper’s Every Time
The debut disc is an absolute piece of ear candy. The talented trio manage to weave together complex lyrics and catchy pop riffs alongside almost haunting melodies and celestial harmonies. The song, “Theme 1” is an excellent example with the deep bass line and almost eerie violin and lyrics that proclaim “I just want you to know, where ever you may go, it follows you like a ghost, the burden is not your own”.
In the song, “Light All my Lights”, it’s a catchy, and very bubbly pop example of how the three voices harmonize together and really give the basis for most of the song. The music is on this track, and many of the tracks on the album, is very minimalistic, which showcases the talents of Blasko, Seltmann, and Throsby. While Blasko is the featured voice on a majority of the songs, all three are still showcased in each and every song.
The album on a whole is a very intimate work that makes you feel like you are listening to a private performance, kind of as though you’ve been invited into a secret club show. At times the songs are hypnotic, fluid and effortlessly flow from one track to the next. Seeker Lover Keeper are definitely a one of those little undiscovered indie acts that you hope more and more people find.
Written by Christina Lawler