Throsby/Blasko/Seltmann ‘Supergroup’ Unveiled
News posted Monday, May 16 2011 at 11:00 AM.
Related: Sarah Blasko, Holly Throsby, Sally Seltmann, Seeker Lover Keeper.
It’s the “supergroup” that just had to happen. Three of Australia’s most distinctive female voices – Sally Seltmann, Sarah Blasko and Holly Throsby – together as one.
Calling themselves Seeker Lover Keeper, the trio will release their debut self-titled album on June 3 via Dew Process/UMA. Recorded over “two hot weeks” in New York, it sees Throsby, Blasko and Seltmann sharing vocal, as well as instrumental duties, and was produced by Victor Van Vugt (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey), with The Dirty Three’s Jim White on drums and Shahzad Ismaily (Tom Waits, Martha Wainwright) on bass and guitar.
Seeker Lover Keeper, will embark on a national tour in July taking in all capital cities and a few regional towns along the way. They will be joined by White on drums, with New Zealand’s Tiny Ruins, Youth Group’s Toby Martin and Seagull in support. Dates below.
In the meantime, the band have posted three videos on their website as an introduction to the album. Directed by Natalie van den Dungen (Darren Hanlon, Ned Collette), the videos feature acclaimed actors – Barry Otto, John Waters and Aden Young - in a sparse theatre setting.
SEEKER LOVER KEEPER TOUR
Wed, Jul 6 – The Heritage, Bulli, NSW (w/Toby Martin)
Thurs, Jul 7 – The Heritage, Bulli, NSW (w/Toby Martin)
Fri, Jul 8 – The Factory, Sydney, NSW (w/Toby Martin)
Mon, Jul 11 – Lizotte's, Dee Why, NSW (w/Toby Martin)
Thurs, Jul 14 – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW (w/Toby Martin)
Fri, July 15 – Civic Memorial Hall, Mullumbimby, NSW (w/Tiny Ruins)
Sat, Jul 16 – Memorial Hall, Bellingen, NSW (w/Tiny Ruins)
Mon, Jul 18 – Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW (w/Tiny Ruins)
Tues, Jul 19 – Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba (w/Tiny Ruins)
Thurs, Jul 21 – Stones Of The Yarra Valley, VIC
Fri, Jul 22 – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC (w/Seagull)
Sat, Jul 23 – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC (w/Seagull)
Sun, Jul 24 – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC (w/Seagull)
Wed, Jul 27 – The Gov, Adelaide, SA (w/Tiny Ruins)
Thurs, Jul 28 – The Astor, Perth, WA (w/Tiny Ruins)