When it comes to “supergroups” in this wide brown land we call Australia, they don’t come much more “super” than Seeker Lover Keeper.
Featuring the formidable talents of Sarah Blasko, Sally Seltmann and Holly Throsby, Seeker Lover Keeper hit the national consciousness with their gorgeous 2011 self-titled record that debuted at an impressive number three on the ARIA Albums Chart.
Now, after eight years away from the studio, Holly, Sally and Sarah are back with a soon-to-be-released follow-up – Wild Seeds – and they’ll be giving Newcastle punters a taste of the new tunes at the Small Ballroom on Saturday 7 September.
Accompanying news of the album comes the release of the title track and second single Wild Seeds – an exhilarating departure from the band’s indie-folk roots, with the trio embracing drama and pathos with an uninhibited performance of soaring vocals and three-part harmonies.
The theatrics of the single were captured in an extraordinary video which features a captivating performance by Orange is the New Black star Yael Stone and was directed by Natalie Van Den Dungen who helmed the trio’s previous clip for Let It Out, which featured Magda Szubanski.
“This time around we decided to co-write all of the songs together, throwing ideas back and forth in Holly’s small studio, and sitting side by side at the piano in Sarah’s cosy lounge room,” the band said of their upcoming release
“Sonically, we went for simplicity. Melodically, we favoured call-and-answer backing vocals that weave through melodies, carrying lyrics about the need for solitude, the wildness of youth, friendship, being true to yourself, and embracing the present moment.”
Catch Seeker Lover Keeper at The Small Ballroom on Saturday 7 September. get your tickets here.
Wild Seeds is out on Friday 9 August.