Seeker Lover Keeper is an Australian supergroup made up of Sarah Blasko, Sally Seltmann and Holly Throsby. Seltmann, who helped write Feist's massive hit 1234, is likely the name most familiar to Canadians. She's released a few of her own albums here, but her two collaborators have fairly impressive resumés as well. They cite the Trio records by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris as an inspiration, but this is far closer to modern indie folk than it is to country, so don't be surprised by the lack of pedal steel.
It's not the most groundbreaking record, but this self-titled debut is extremely listenable. It's perfect mellow background music, with just enough going on that it's still interesting when you pay attention. But the pleasantness overshadows the hints of drama that occasionally bubble to the surface. The most promising moments recall an easy-listening PJ Harvey, which admittedly sounds like a bad idea, but are you really going to blast Rid Of Me during a romantic dinner?
Top track: Every Time