From Augsburg, Germany the Seer fills the void created upon the demise of such anthem oriented new rock acts like the Hooters, the Alarm and Deacon Blue. Named after an album by Big Country the Seer also displays allegiance to that Scottish group as well. Their first two albums Across the Border (1995) and Own World (1996) featured notewothy guest appearances by B.J.Cole, Paul Brennan and John Giblin. On the latter release Brennan's Irish pipes and whistles coupled with band members Peter Seipt on accordion and Jo Corda on mandolin and fiddle created an authentic Celtic-rock vibe which was growing increasingly popular in Germany at that time. Lyricists Seipt and Shook (vocals/guitars) frequently incorporate a spiritual element - sometimes vague, sometimes obvious - into their songs very reminiscent of both the Alarm and Runrig. While the folksy intonations of their first two albums appear less pronounced on their third release Liquid (1998), which adopts more of a modern rock sound, the spiritually based text remained strong. Organic (1999), recorded live in their hometown finds all original members still in tact and is a representative collection of their three previous albums. ~ Dave Sleger, Rovi