Seemingly hewn from Bellarine Peninsula basalt, Seeckts’ vocal is imbued with all the heart worn grit of Steve Earle, grounding songs that are alternately heaving, shivering and jangling with feeling. Whether punching out a heartland belter or immersed in a nostalgic reverie, Nathan Seeckts delivers immense humanity, compassion, and catharsis.
2019 saw Nathan Seeckts take the Australian country music scene by storm; starting with the release of Old Blood, the first taste from his long-awaited debut album The Heart Of The City. The single was instantly picked up for play by Double J, Twang on RRR, ABC Evenings, as well as Acid Country and 5 Feet High & Rising on PBS. It was added to rotation on ABC Country, where it remained one of the top 10 most played songs on the station for the next 3 months. Old Blood was featured on Saving Country Music’s Top 25 Playlist for March, with Seeckts being recognised as an artist to watch.
Following an extensive run of Australian tour dates in the first half of 2019, Seeckts was selected by Sounds Australia to showcase at AmericanaFest in Nashville, playing to a sold-out crowd at the historic Bluebird Cafe. Upon his return home, he was chosen as a recipient of Queenscliff Music Festival’s Emerging Artist Grant, as well as being invited to perform for a second time at the festival.
The Heart Of The City was nominated as Country Album of The Year at 2019’s Music Victoria Awards. The album featured all the qualities that make Nathan Seeckts a standout artist in the Australian Americana scene; his ability to craft engaging stories of love and loss, his combination of alt-country and folk, and his commanding and indelible voice, which is equal parts gravel and passion.
2023 will see the release of his highly-anticipated follow up album Something Rare and Beautiful, which features 10 tracks of earnest, heartland storytelling. Seeckts returned to Union Street Studio in Melbourne to collaborate with producer Roger Bergodaz, assembling many of the key players from The Heart Of The City sessions to help build upon the sound and energy he captured in the studio for album number one.
One of Australia’s most passionate and honest songwriters, Nathan Seeckts delivers music that is dripping with raw country truth. His songs could find him comfortably at home in any bar from Melbourne to Memphis.