After fronting Sydney-based band Acquiesce in the mid-90s, Sarah Elizabeth Blaskow decided to go solo in 2002 and hasn’t looked back since. Thanks to her three superb albums and her stirring, soulful voice, the 34-year-old singer has become Australia’s indie darling and a widely celebrated crossover artist.
After co-writing her first two albums – 2004’s The Overture & the Underscore and 2006’s ARIA Award-winning What the Sea Wants, the Sea Will Have – with songwriter and now ex-boyfriend Robert F. Cranny, Blasko decided to go it alone with her last album, 2009’s As Day Follows Night. The gambit paid off and the record – her most melancholy and moving to date – scored her the ARIA for Best Female Artist and an Album of the Year nomination.
Blasko’s recently pooled her talents with fellow female singers Holly Throsby and Sally Seltmann in New York to record the Seeker Lover Keeper album. They’ll premiere their live show at Splendour in the Grass this year.