It was the middle of the night in a bowling alley in a small town. Hundreds of people surround a young band set up on the lanes. The band is called Partner. If what happens next is already the stuff of legend (the Globe and Mail declaring them “the best new band in Canada” in the breathless days that followed), it’s because it’s so damn rare to come across so much ambition, talent, and excitement in a single moment, and so many excellent songs, one after the other. Blow the power and start again. It was, in a way, a coming out party. It was definitely a party.
You’ve Changed Records is very excited to be working with Partner, purveyors of a mighty shred, and holders of a rare Rock and Roll truth: The Lesbians are leading the way.
We’ll have a lot of things to announce in the coming weeks and months and lots of music, but wanted to start here, at the beginning, with this video and the newly mastered version of Hot Knives: your favourite song of summer 2015. If you are hearing it now for the first time, it’s not too late. Welcome to the party.
Directed by Colin Medley
Partner are coming to your town:
October 20, 2105 – Théâtre Corona Virgin Mobile, Montreal, QC *
October 22, 2015 – Tide and Boar, Moncton, NB *
October 23, 2015 – George’s Roadhouse, Sackville, NB *
October 24, 2015 – Halifax Pop Explosion, Halifax, NS *
* with Alvvays
Hot Knives on Bandcamp: