The Weekend Australian - Review - - Music Reviews - Iain Shed­den

One of the high­lights of this week’s Screen Mu­sic Awards in Syd­ney was see­ing Dar­ren and Sally Selt­mann be­come the first mar­ried cou­ple to col­lect a tro­phy at the event. The Selt­manns won best orig­i­nal song com­posed for the screen for their joint ef­fort Danc­ing in the Dark­ness, which they penned for the ABC drama se­ries The Let­down. Sally re­veals to SD that she is busy on sev­eral other fronts, the fruits of which will be­come ap­par­ent next year. The singer, who be­gan her ca­reer as New Buf­falo and co-wrote Feist’s 2007 hit 1234, is work­ing on a new solo al­bum, the fol­low-up to the first un­der her own name, 2010’s Heart That’s Pound­ing. “I al­ways seem to have quite a bit on the go and I haven’t done a solo al­bum for a while,” Selt­mann says. Selt­mann and her hus­band, for­mer drum­mer for the Avalanches, spent a few years liv­ing in Los An­ge­les in the in­terim but are now Syd­ney-based. “I did so much writ­ing with other peo­ple over there,” she says, “so that’s why I’m feel­ing like I re­ally need to do my own stuff.” She’s not stick­ing to that brief en­tirely, how­ever. Also at the song­writ­ing stage is a new al­bum by Seeker, Lover, Keeper, Selt­mann’s col­lab­o­ra­tion with Aussie per­form­ers Sarah Blasko and Holly Throsby. As with her solo work, that project has been on the back­burner for a con­sid­er­able pe­riod. Their self-ti­tled de­but al­bum was re­leased in 2011.

Sally Selt­mann keeps her­self busy

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