Album Review: Seeker Lover Keeper – Wild Seeds

6 August 2019 | 9:23 am | Liz Giuffre

"[T]he best of a wonderful, three-headed musical beast."

Like their self-titled 2011 debut, this Seeker Lover Keeper album offers the best of a wonderful, three-headed musical beast. Sarah Blasko, Holly Throsby and Sally Seltmann are, of course, each incredibly accomplished, but here the listener quickly stops trying to ‘trace’ who’s contributed what, and instead just enjoys a glorious blend. 

The soaring Time To Myself rewards those that like a mid-album mini-trip, while Two Dreamers is a fine adventure in jangly soul. The title track channels The Finn Brothers in its ordinary optimism (as do its melodic companions Let It Out and Superstar), while the lovely call and response of One Way Or Another has the repeat button beckoning. Towards the end, Dear Nighttime creates a vivid sonic picture about the joy of solitude, again backed with that blend of voices and instruments that run into each other like a glorious watercolour painting. Closer You’ve Got A Story offers a final exploration beyond the pop/folk bounds the group could easily nest in, and in doing so shows how much can be achieved by leaving space to breathe. It’s sweetly, strangely creepy – and a cracker to end on.