Seeker Lover Keeper is an all female super group of sorts, comprised of Australian singer/songwriters Sally Seltmann (or New Buffalo as she’s sometimes known), Sarah Blasko and Holly Throsby. Having all released well received albums in 2004 and consequently meeting each other on the tour circuit, the artists grew close over a mutual respect for each other and the music they play. Originating as an off the cuff suggestion by Sally Seltmann to form a band, the trio decided to fly from their respective homes to New York to record the album in one two week session.

At first listen the format of the album is a fairly straightforward affair. The majority of the songs have strong lyrical content, sung by a principle vocalist with backing panned to each ear. The arrangements are sparse with one or two backing instruments and minimal, if any, percussion. Given that the album was recorded with such a tight time frame, the necessity for such arrangements is clear, however further clarification is offered by Sarah Blasko who states they were aiming for a real live feel to the recording without endless post production and editing.

As you find yourself singing along upon re-listening to the album, the strength of this trio’s song writing becomes more than apparent. Seeker Lover Keeper have managed to write an album that will become ingrained in your mind without the use of flashy effects and grandiose scores.

The album moves along at a medium pace without ever venturing too far into the quirky stylings of Sally Seltmann or the epic orchestration of Sarah Blasko. This proves to be a wise choice, not only due to the afore mentioned shortage of recording time but it also allows a level of continuity that could’ve otherwise been lost when written by three similar, but unique songwriters.

The programming of the track order is also very well thought out. After a very dreamy opening number, 'Light All My Lights' is a great, light hearted track driven by a simple organ line, sweet harmonies and syncopated live hand claps. As the album begins to get a little introverted, bang in the middle is the upbeat 'Rely on Me' featuring the only drum machine you’ll hear on the album.

On their self-titled album, Seeker Lover Keeper have presented a collection of songs which, although covering familiar ground, seems to be greater than the sum of its parts. Given the individual talent of the three artists involved this hardly seems surprising. Currently there are no plans for Seeker Lover Keeper to write another album or tour any further. All we can do is cross our fingers and hope for the best.