Seeder are an Australian groove rock trio from Sydney, NSW. Composed of Mic.Hardwick (vocals/guitar), Dave Blennerhassett (bass/vocals) and Gene Maynard (drums/vocals).
The year 1998 saw a debut EP release, supported by two video clips for Fifty Bullets and If You Want and the recording of the debut album Funny Looking Babies. However a week before the release, the Underfoot Records Studio burnt to the ground. The album masters and the newly manufactured CD’s were transformed into a macabre Goth drip sculpture. Other events followed in quick succession, staying sane, and getting through the personal challenges life was delivering, took priority. The band remained close, playing music for solace and individually writing songs as they hunkered in. Years passed, and like a musical Rumplestiltskin, Seeder awoke to a world quite changed, older, whiter, wiser, and no less in love with making music.
In 2019 the Funny Looking Babies album was salvaged from a few remaining CD’s, remastered in the new Underfoot Studio, and delivered digitally in July 2020, to rave reviews.
Mic Hardwick and Seeder, are renewed- recovered from a very inward journey, to deliver the fruits of their isolation into the fecund soils of today’s music delta. Over that time drummer Nico Nelson moved on, and the talented Gene Maynard joined stalwart bass player Dave Blennerhassett to craft a smooth and very happening rhythm section. Seeder’s rich rock energy remains grounded in layers of pumping groove.
With a multitude of influences coming from each band member: artists like David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Cream, The Beatles, Cake, Free, and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers all serve to inform the creative space of Seeder’s musical roots. Fans have likened their sound to Franz Ferdinand and Talking Heads.
Crafted around the song writing of vocalist Mic. Hardwick, a new crop of songs will be ready for planting in your auditory canals. Aged on the vine and ready for tasting – Slipping in the Groove 2023
Rock that Grooves.
With Grooves that Rock.