Seeker Lover Keeper

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Seeker Lover Keeper
GenresFolk, Indie pop, Indie rock
Years active2010 (2010)–2011, 2018–present
LabelsDew Process
Associated actsDirty Three, Boy & Bear
MembersSarah Blasko
Sally Seltmann
Holly Throsby

Seeker Lover Keeper is an Australian indie rock music supergroup formed by Sarah Blasko, Sally Seltmann and Holly Throsby in August 2010. The trio each have separate solo careers as singer-songwriters. The group's first album, which was self-titled, was released on 3 June 2011 through Dew Process/UMA.

On 12 June 2011, the album debuted at No. 3 on the ARIA Albums Chart.[1] The album was a surprise success, peaking higher than any former release from Blasko, Seltmann or Throsby. According to The Official ARIA Charts, the album has since been certified gold for shipment of over 35,000 copies. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2011, Seeker Lover Keeper was nominated for 'Best Adult Alternative Album'.

Seeker Lover Keeper also scored two songs in Triple J Hottest 100 of 2011: "Light All My Lights" came in at #86, and "Even Though I'm A Woman" came in at #17.


In August 2010, Seeker Lover Keeper was formed by Australian solo artists Sarah Blasko, Sally Seltmann and Holly Throsby.[2] Each has a separate solo career as a singer-songwriter. They recorded material in New York and issued the self-titled album on 3 June 2011, which peaked at number three on the ARIA Albums Chart.[3][4] The group issued three singles, each with an accompanying music video, that featured each individual as the lead singer, "Light All My Lights" (Blasko), "Even Though I'm a Woman" (Throsby) and "On My Own" (Seltmann).[5] The video for "Light All My Lights" starred Australian actor Barry Otto.

Seeker Lover Keeper undertook two major tours in support of the album. The first was undertaken across July and August 2011; and featured Dirty Three's Jim White on drums and David Symes (now of Boy & Bear) on bass. Support on the tour came from Youth Group's Toby Martin. The second tour was from late November into early December, primarily undertaken in churches and cathedrals as a part of the Heavenly Sounds tour. Although Symes returned for this tour, White was replaced by drummer and percussionist Bree van Reyk; Throsby's then-partner who also co-wrote the Seeker Lover Keeper song "Rely On Me." The tour concluded with an appearance at the Homebake music festival in Sydney.

In November, Seltmann, Blasko and Throsby each provided a cover version of songs by Neil Finn and Tim Finn on the They Will Have Their Way Tour (see They Will Have Their Way) with various artists including Clare Bowditch, Lior, Paul Dempsey and Alexander Gow (of Oh Mercy) also appearing. Seltmann accompanied herself on a piano for her rendition of "Four Seasons in One Day", later Seeker Lover Keeper performed "Sinner" from Neil's 1998 album Try Whistling This.[6] By year's end, each had returned to their respective solo careers.

In 2016, Blasko was the artist in residence on Double J digital radio. With Seltmann and Throsby as guests on one of her sessions, Blasko floated the idea of making a second Seeker Lover Keeper record. Both Seltmann and Throsby agreed, and later confirmed that they were writing toward a new record.

In October 2018, the three performed together at St. Stephen's Uniting Church in Newtown. After each performing solo sets, they reconvened on stage as Seeker Lover Keeper for the first time in nearly seven years. In November 2018, Seltmann posted to Instagram that the group had been working on the second Seeker Lover Keeper album.[7]



List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart
Seeker Lover Keeper 3
— denotes releases that failed to chart.


List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Peak chart
2011 "Light All My Lights" Seeker Lover Keeper
"Even Though I'm a Woman" 80
"On My Own"
— denotes releases that failed to chart.


  1. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Albums Chart: 13/06/2011". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  2. ^ Shedden, Iain (21 May 2011). "Seeker, Lover, Keeper". The Australian. News Limited (News Corporation). Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Seeker Lover Keeper – Bio". Seeker Lover Keeper Official Website. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  4. ^ a b Medien, Steffen. "Discography Seeker Lover Keeper". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Seeker Lover Keeper". Seeker Lover Keeper. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  6. ^ Kempnich, Clare (16 November 2011). "Review: They Will Have Their Way @ QPAC". [News] Unlimited. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2012.
  7. ^ Seltmann, Sally. "Enjoying a beer after a long day in the studio". Instagram. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  8. ^ ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2011 Albums
  9. ^ The ARIA Report - Issue 1111

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