When Sean Michaels calls you “the best new band in Canada” in the Globe & Mail, you know your gig is bound to become the stuff of legend. And as legend has it, those of us who couldn’t/didn’t know to be at a Sackville, NB bowling alley to hear Partner play a hometown set at this year’s Sappyfest might be tempted to lie as say we were in the very near future.
In less than one hot minute Josée Caron and Lucy Niles will win you over with “Hot Knives”, a brilliantly deadpanned introduction that goes off like a Gen-Y/queer-pop/stoner-punk grenade in your head. “All our knives are hot knives,” Caron matter-of-factly explains, off handedly adding “I don’t know how it happened.” It’s a sentiment I can relate to, because unbeknownst to me, after just one listen, all I want to do is play “Hot Knives over and over again.
Caron and Niles have just signed to You’ve Changed Records, giving Steve Lambke the Canadian indie-rock signing coup of 2015, and all of us jonesing for more Partner music the shakes, waiting for details about what’s coming down the pipe. In the meantime, you know what to do.
Did I mention that Partner just celebrated the one-year anniversary of their first show on October 13? #Lesbiansleadingtheway2015, indeed.Tags: Partner